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GAIA Masters Student Paper Award 

The international journal GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society invites Masters students to participate in the GAIA Masters Student Paper Award. Masters students are encouraged to submit their results from research-based courses or Masters theses in the field of transdisciplinary environmental and sustainability science. Every year, one article will be selected by a jury as the winner of the GAIA Masters Student Paper Award.

The award is meant to honor research
 

  • which holds relevance for important societal transformations
    and/or
  • which has discovered new paths of inter- and transdisciplinary environmental or sustainability research.

The winner will be granted
 

  • a price money of 1'500,- EUR, endowed by the Selbach Environmental Foundation and Dialogik gGmbH
  • a free one-year subscription to GAIA, including free online access.

The winner may also be invited to submit his/her paper for publication in GAIA. The GAIA Masters Student Paper Award will be presented on the occasion of the GAIA Annual Meeting, held every spring at different locations.

Jury
 

Submission 

Date for submission: November 4, 2019

Before submission, please consult GAIA's guide for authors >> for information on the journal's aims and scope and on manuscript preparation.
Please prepare your manuscript according to the specifications for GAIA's Research section and carefully consider the technical details for submission. Especially: Your paper must not exceed the length of 32.000 characters including spaces and needs to be submitted in Word format.

Please download this form (pdf 1,6 MB) and fill in. Submit the form together with your article.

We encourage submissions written in English; however, articles written in German will equally be considered.


Further information on the journal: click here.


Please submit your article to Ulrike Sehy, sehy@oekom.ch.

How to prepare your manuscript 

The following documents are meant to guide you through the process of preparing your article for GAIA.

1. GAIA guide for authors
Please consult GAIA's guide for authors for information on the journal's aims and scope, on the journal's section and on manuscript preparation. Please prepare your manuscript according to the specifications for GAIA's Research section and carefully consider the Technical details for submission. Especially: Your paper should not exceed the length of 32.000 characters including spaces and needs to be submitted in word format.

2. Publishing Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research
A presentation prepared by GAIA Editors Almut Jödicke and Ulrike Sehy on the characteristics of publishing inter- and transdisciplinary research in GAIA – and in general.

3. EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles
The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) has provided excellent guidelines for scientific authors in order to »provide simple, clear advice aimed at making international scientific communication more efficient.«
The guidelines are freely available in pdf format in more than 20 languages.

Award Winners 

Winner 2019: Monika Austaller


Monika Austaller receives the award for her entry »Another runway towards the climate crisis? Insights from Multicriteria Mapping and Qualitative Content Analysis at the airport Vienna conflict«.

Monika Austaller was born in 1992. She studied International Development (B.A.) in Vienna and Macerata, Italy, and Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy (M.Sc.) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Shortlist 2019:

Hişar Ersöz, TU Berlin:
Urban Transformation Design: Grundlagen eines Designverständnisses zur Gestaltung urbaner Reallabore

Christoph Kollert, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar:
»Changing cycling behaviour: Synthesis of a theoretical framework as a cross-disciplinary critique of urban design«

Nina Liebhaber, Universität Augsburg:
»A New Outlook for Environmental Ethics: Processual Utopias as Method. Ruth Levitas' Method of Imaginary Reconstituion of Society Exemplified by the Anti-Pesticide-Initiative in the Village Mals«

Rea Pärli, ETH Zürich:
»Structure Matters – A Social Network Analysis on Swiss Stakeholders’ Information Exchange about SDG 6«

The price money of 1'500 Euro is being endowed by Selbach Environmental Foundation and Dialogik gGmbH.

Winner 2018: Marie-Luise Hertkorn


Marie-Luise Hertkorn receives the award for her entry »Food that gives you strength. Why the recognition of implicit knowledge is indispensible for achieving food sustainability«.

Marie-Luise Hertkorn was born in 1989 in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. She studied Organic Agriculture (B.Sc.) at the University of Kassel, Germany, and History and Philosophy of Knowledge (M.A.) at ETH Zurich. Currently she is working with the Kenyan agricultural NGO »Biovision Africa Trust« in Nairobi, a placement which forms part of the NADEL M.A.S. in Development and Cooperation at ETH Zurich.

Shortlist 2018:

Markus Löw, Alpen-Adria-Universität Vienna:
»Spatial Patterns of Land Cover Dynamics on Samothraki Island - Applying Remote Sensing on complex Mediterrenean Pastures«

Ferdinand Revellio, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg:
»Transition to a Circular Economy: Insights from an Innovation-Lab on Sustainable Smartphones«

Anne Stein, Dagmar Moelleken, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg:
»Formative evaluation in student-driven transdisciplinary research projects – a primer«

The price money of 1'500 Euro is being endowed by Selbach Environmental Foundation.

 

Winner 2017: Charlotte Kottusch


Charlotte Kottusch receives the GAIA Masters Student Paper Award 2017 for her entry »The Socio-Ecological Impacts of Palm Oil Production in Rural Communities. A Study of Material Flows in the Micro-Region Tomé-Açu in Pará, Brazil«.

Charlotte Kottusch was born 1989 in Münster, Germany. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from the University of Vienna and her Master’s degree in Social Ecology from Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt-Wien-Graz, Institute for Social Ecology (SEC) Vienna.

Shortlist 2017:

Maria Juschten, Heidi Leonhardt, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business:
»Questioning the Status Quo: How Non-Growing Companies Succeed in a Growth-Driven Economy«

Anna Meissner, University of Saskatchewan:
»Towards Improved Water Management. Using a Model of River Geomorphology as a Tool for Sustainable Community Based Monitoring«

The price money of 1'500 Euro is being endowed by Selbach Environmental Foundation.

 

Winner 2016: Rory A. Walshe


Rory A. Walshe receives the award for his entry »Ayni, Ayllu, Yanantin and Chanincha: The Cultural Values Enabling Adaptation to Climate Change in Peruvian Andean Communities«.

Rory A. Walshe was born 1989 in Oxford, UK. He received his Bachelor's degree in Disaster Management from Coventry University and his Master's degree in Climate Change and International Development from University of East Anglia. He is currently a PhD student at King's College London.

Shortlist 2016:

Lukas Paul Fesenfeld, Hertie School of Governance Berlin:
»Long-Term Governance: A Comparative Case Study of Urban Food Strategies and Sustainable Food Procurement Regulations«

Melanie Böhme & Bente Riewerts, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg:
»Agricultural Supply With Recycled Phosphates in Terms of Sustainability – a Transdisciplinary Scenario Analysis For The Administrative District of Lüneburg«

Philip Bernert, Tamara Schaal, Lena Kühl, Angelika Haaser, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg:
»Establishing Real-life Laboratories: A Transdisciplinary Approach«

The price money of 1'500 Euro is being endowed by Selbach Environmental Foundation.

 

Winner 2015: Ina Soetebeer


In 2015, the GAIA Masters Student Paper Award has been given for the first time.

The winner is Ina Soetebeer with her entry »Well-being and Prosperity beyond Growth – Discursive Struggles in the German Enquete Commission on Growth, Prosperity and Quality of Life«.

Soetebeer was born 1985 in Kassel, Germany. She studied Regional Studies of Latin America at Freie Universität Berlin and Universidade Nova de Lisboa (B.A.), and Environmental Governance (M.Sc.) at the University of Freiburg.

 
Shortlist 2015:

Oana Stan, Aarhus University-Herning:
»Measuring CSR in the Finance and Textile & Clothing Industries Using the Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process – a Comparison of Six Company Performances«

Merla Kubli, Zurich University of Applied Sciences:
»Simulation of the Impacts of Feed-in-Tariffs on the Swiss Electricity Market«

The Award 2015 was endowed by the Andrea von Braun Stiftung.

 

 

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