GAIA

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Impact Factor: 
1.58 (2016)

GAIA: Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society is "an inter- and transdisciplinary journal for scientists and other interested parties concerned with the causes and analyses of environmental and sustainability problems and their solutions."

Articles published cover: "Transdisciplinary Environmental Research; Sustainable Energy Systems 'Energiewende'; Transformation /Transition; Sustainability Science; Ecosystem Services; Socio-Ecological Systems; Environmental Governance; Environmental Policy; Resources; Landscape, Biodiversity, Land Use (Change), Forest, Protected Areas; Global-Change; Environmental Planning". Particularly relevant to I2S are articles on transdisciplinary project design, transdisciplinary research theory and transdisciplinary research methods.

GAIA is currently featuring an open-access series of "Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research" by leading researchers. The commissioning editor is Gabriele Bammer. Published to date are:

  1. Pohl, C and Hirsch Hadorn, G. (2017). Principles for designing transdisciplinary research - Research Framework #1. GAIA, 26, 3: 232. Online (DOI): https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.26.3.3
  2. Bergmann, M. and Jahn, T. (2017). A model for the transdisciplinary research process - Research Framework #2. GAIA, 26, 4: 304. Online (DOI): https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.26.4.3
  3. Mitchell, C., Fam, D. and Cordell, D. (2018). Outcomes spaces: Designing for impact in transdisciplinary research - Research Framework #3. GAIA, 27, 1: 112. Online (DOI): https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.27.1.3

Between 2015 and 2017, GAIA published eight open-access "Toolkits for Transdisciplinarity", namely:

  1. Bammer, G. (2015). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity - Toolkit #1: Co-producing knowledge. GAIA, 24, 3: 149. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.14512/gaia.24.3.2
  2. Bammer, G. (2015). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity - Toolkit #2: Engaging and influencing policy. GAIA, 24, 4: 221. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.14512/gaia.24.4.2
  3. Bammer, G. (2016). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity - Toolkit #3: Dialogue methods for knowledge synthesis. GAIA, 25, 1: 7. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.14512/gaia.25.1.3
  4. Bammer, G. (2016). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity - Toolkit #4: Collaborations. GAIA, 25, 2: 77. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.14512/gaia.25.2.2
  5. Bammer, G. (2016). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity - Toolkit #5: Change. GAIA, 25, 3: 149. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.14512/gaia.25.3.2
  6. Bammer, G. (2016). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity - Toolkit #6: Research integration and implementation. GAIA, 25, 4: 229. Online: https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.25.4.2
  7. Bammer, G. (2017). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity - Toolkit #7: (Dynamic) systems thinking. GAIA, 26, 1: 7. Online: https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.26.1.3
  8. Bammer, G. (2017). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity - Toolkit #8 Integration methods GAIA, 26, 2: 79. Online: https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.26.2.3

A compilation of all eight toolkits is now available online at https://www.oekom.de/zeitschriften/gaia/toolkits-for-transdisciplinarity.html

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Posted: January 2012
Last modified: June 2018

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