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Cory Whitney

Research Associate

Scientific Research Focus

  • Human ecologist, ethnobotanist, and agroecologist seeking solutions to the interconnected issues of loss of biodiversity, loss of traditional culture, and food insecurity
  • Holistic modeling and decision science approaches for development contexts

Academic Education

  • 2014 to present,  PhD Candidate 
    Universität Kassel Fachbereich 11 Ökologische Agrarwissenschaften (Department of Agricultural Engineering): Witzenhausen, Germany
  • 2009 to 2011, MSc. International Sustainable Agriculture/ International Organic Agriculture 
    Universität Kassel Fachbereich 11 Ökologische Agrarwissenschaften: Witzenhausen & Georg-August-Universität Göttingen: Göttingen, Germany
  • 2001 to 2004, BA / Human Ecology 
    College of the Atlantic: Bar Harbor, ME, United States
  • 1999 to 2001, AA Natural Resource Management 
    Sterling College: Craftsbury Common, Vermont, United States

Professional Career

  • 2016 to present, Scientific Staff 
    University of Bonn: Department of Horticultural Sciences (INRES) & Center for Development Studies (ZEF)
  • 2016 to present, Researcher
    World Agroforestry Centre (Science Domain “Land Health Decisions”): Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2013 to 2017, Scientific Staff 
    (Faculty of Life Sciences) Hochschule Rhein Waal: Kleve, Germany
  • 2011 to 2013, Human Ecology Researcher 
    Social Policy Ecology Research Institute (SPERI): Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2011 to 2012, Consultant 
    Agriculture Development Denmark Asia and Vietnam Farmer’s Union: (ADDA-VNFU Organic Project): Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2011 to 2011, Coordinator (International Relations) Korea Organizing Committee for the 17th IFOAM Organic World Congress 2011: Namyangju, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2009 to 2010, Consultant 
    College of the Atlantic: Bar Harbor, ME, United States
  • 2008 to 2010, Consultant
    Forest Stewardship Council: Bonn, Germany
  • 2008 to 2009, Growing Organic Intern, Building Sustainable Organic Sectors 
    International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements: Bonn, Germany

Current Publications

  1. Whitney, C., Lanzanova, D., Muchiri, C., Shepherd, K., Rosenstock, T., Krawinkel, M., Tabuti, J., Luedeling, E. 2018. Probabilistic decision tools for determining impacts of agricultural development policy on household nutrition. Earth’s Future. Special Section: Resilient Decision-making for a Riskier World, 359-372.
  2. Whitney, C., Bahati, J., Gebauer, J. 2018. Ethnobotany and agrobiodiversity; valuation of plants in the homegardens of southwestern Uganda. Ethnobiology Letters. in press
  3. Whitney, C., Tabuti, J., Hensel, O., Yeh, C., Bahati, J., Gebauer, J., Luedeling, E. 2017. Homegardens and the future of food and nutrition security in southwest Uganda, Agricultural Systems. 154, 133-144
  4. Whitney, C., Luedeling, E., Tabuti, J., Nyamukuru, A., Hensel, O., Gebauer, J., Kehlenbeck, K. 2017. Crop diversity in homegardens of southwest Uganda and its importance for rural livelihoods. Agriculture and Human Values. 35(2), 399-424.
  5. Whitney, C., Vang Sin, M., Lê Hồng, G., Can, V., Barber, K., Lanh, T. 2016. Learning with elders; human ecology and ethnobotany explorations in northern and central Vietnam. Human Organization, 75(1), 71-86.
  6. Gebauer, J., Whitney, C., Tabuti, J. 2016. First record of baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) in Uganda. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 63(5), 755-762.
  7. Whitney, C., Vang Sin, M., Lê Hồng, G., Can, V., Barber, K., Lanh, T. 2014. Conservation and ethnobotanical knowledge of a Hmong community in Long Lan, Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Ethnobotany Research & Applications, 12, 643-658.
  8. Whitney, C., Gebauer, J., Anderson, M. 2012. A survey of wild collection and cultivation of indigenous species in Iceland. Human Ecology, 40, 781-787.

 

Selected Publication

  1. Whitney, C., Lanzanova, D., Muchiri, C., Shepherd, K., Rosenstock, T., Krawinkel, M., Tabuti, J. R. S., Luedeling, E. Probabilistic decision tools for determining impacts of agricultural development policy on household nutrition. Earth’s Future. Special Section: Resilient Decision-making for a Riskier World, 359-372.

 

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