Journal History

The journal GAIA is based on the initiative of scientists of the Zentrum Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie, University of Konstanz, of the Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St. Gallen, as well as of the Departement of Environmental Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

Environmental problems cannot be solved by one academic discipline. The complex natures of these problems require cooperation across disciplinary boundaries. Since 1991, GAIA has offered a well-balanced and practice-oriented forum for transdisciplinary research. GAIA offers first-hand information on state of the art environmental research and on current solutions to environmental problems. Well-known editors, advisors and authors work to ensure the high quality of the contributions found in GAIA and a unique transdisciplinary dialogue – in a comprehensible style.