The Faculty of Forestry would like to congratulate Dr. Ingrid Jarvis for winning the Best Dissertation Award and Ms. Marina Melanidis for winning the Best Master’s Thesis Award.
Best Master’s Thesis Award Recipient
Ms. Marina Melanidis is a climate justice activist and has led youth delegations at conferences such as COP 25 and 26. Her research has focused on how to manage for climate change and biodiversity loss with holistic, nature-based approaches. Melanidis’ MSc thesis is entitled Big ideas with big potential impacts: narratives and perceptions of nature-based solutions across scales of governance. To learn more, read her thesis here.
Best Doctoral Dissertation Award Recipient
Dr. Ingrid Jarvis
Dr. Ingrid Jarvis’ research focuses on the connection between urban natural environments and human health and wellbeing. Her work has also looked specifically at the effect of urban greenspaces on childhood development. “Few studies have investigated this pathway linking greenspace and developmental outcomes among children,” explained Jarvis. Her dissertation is entitled Understanding the human health benefits of urban green space across the life course by integrating epidemiological and novel geospatial approaches. To learn more, read her dissertation here.
Congratulations to all 3 Master’s and 5 Ph.D. students who were nominated for the Faculty of Forestry Best Dissertation and Thesis Awards. All nominations showcased exceptional quality and impactful research implications.