GAIA Masters student paper award

We are excited to announce that London DTP Student Rory Walshe received the GAIA Masters student paper award 2016 for his entry ‘Ayni, Ayllu, Yanantin and Chanincha: The Cultural Values Enabling Adaptation to Climate Change in Peruvian Andean Communities‘. The award comes with prize money of €1500, endowed by the Selbach Environmental Foundation, and a free one-year subscription to GAIA.


The international journal GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society’s annual GAIA Masters Student Paper Award invites Masters students to submit their results from research-based courses or Masters theses in the field of transdisciplinary environmental and sustainability science. Each year, one article is selected by a jury, peer-reviewed and published in GAIA as the winning article. The award honors research which holds relevance for important societal transformations and/or which has discovered new paths of inter- and transdisciplinary environmental or sustainability research.

Rory received the award on the 16th June at the publishing house Oekom Verlag, in Munich. During his trip he also visited the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society – an international, interdisciplinary centre for research and education.

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