M.Sc. Theresa Landwehr GAIA Master Student Paper Award Winner 2023
We are pleased to announce the winner of the GAIA Masters Student Paper Award 2023: Theresa Landwehr receives the award for her entry »Climate change perceptions in Bavaria – Revealing the influence of socio-demographic and environmental factors.« under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Koellner and Professor Dr. Manuel Steinbauer.
In her Masters thesis, Theresa Landwehr was exploring and explaining perceptions of climate change as a prerequisite for enhancing climate action (both mitigation and adaptation). She drew on the results of the most comprehensive survey to date on climate change in Bavaria, Germany.
The Award jury appreciated the high relevance for sustainability research, the important research topic, the interdisciplinary approach, as well as the impressive results and data analysis.
Theresa Landwehr completed a dual-subject Bachelor in Sociology and Geography at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. Subsequently she completed an international and interdisciplinary Master's degree in Global Change Ecology with additional studies in Environmental Law at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Currently, she is a research assistant at the Chair of Ecological Services at the University of Bayreuth (Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Science).