Dr. Cory Whitney

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Knowledge
  • Social and Cultural Change and Adaption
  • Ecosystem services
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Biodiversity
  • Methods
  • Gender
  • Land, water, food and energy
  • Health, nutrition and ecosystems
Research countries
  • China
  • Burkina Faso
  • Chile
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
Research projects

Bioeconomy International: Phenological and Social Impacts of Temperature Increase (PASIT) // Zukunftsstiftung NRW: Innovationen für NRW zur Steigerung der Ressourceneffizienz und Umweltverträglichkeit im Gartenbau // Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA): Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions // CGIAR-WLE: Targeting Agricultural Innovation in the northern Volta basin 

Teaching

2019: Invited lectures on 'Decision modeling', The Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR), Center for Development Research (ZEF) // Horticulture Institute, University of Bonn

2018-2019: Invited lectures on 'Introduction to R', 'Introduction to Modeling', and 'Complex Systems Modeling' BIGS-DR

2014-2015: Invited lectures in 'Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems with Special Focus on Horticulture', Faculty of Life Sciences, Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW) 

2004-2006: Environmental Educator, Catalina Island Marie Institute (CIMI), Tall-ship program, SSV. Schooner Tole Mour, California

2003-2004: Marine Educator, New York City Maritime Museum/ New York Harbor School, SSV. Schooner Lettie G. Howard, New York, US

2002-2003 Instructor, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, Hurricane Island, Maine, US.

2002: Professor’s Assistant in Japanese Sustainable Systems (Vermont, Japan), Sterling College, Japanese Sustainable Systems, Craftsbury Common, Vermont, US

Additional information

Main office at the University of Bonn Horticulture Institute: Auf dem Hügel 6, Bonn-Endenich

Degrees

Ph.D. University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, Germany (2018) // M.Sc. Sustainable International Agriculture // International Organic Agriculture, University of Kassel & University of Göttingen, Germany (2011) // B.A. Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine (2003) // A.A. Natural Resources Management, Sterling College, Vermont (2001)

 

Funding institutions

German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) // UK Aid 

Research affiliation

University of Bonn, Department of Horticultural Sciences (INRES)

2019

Cory W. Whitney.  2019.  EthnobotanyR: Calculate Quantitative Ethnobotany Indices.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF | 773.67KB]
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Do, H, C Whitney, and E Luedeling.  2019.  Uncertainty Analysis in Agroforestry Planning: A Case Study in Northwest Vietnam.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF | 67.21KB]
Fernandez, Eduardo, Cory Whitney, Eike Luedeling.  2019.  Model Choice Matters --- Sensitivity of Chill Metrics to Future Warming in Mediterranean and Temperate Environments.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF | 696.88KB]
Kisegu, Derick, David Kagaha, Cory Whitney, and John R. S. Tabuti.  2019.  Contribution of Smallholder Tree Growers to Increasing Tree Cover in Kaliro District.  In: Yazidhi Bamutaze, Samuel Kyamanywa, Bal Ram Singh, Gorettie Nabanoga, and Rattan Lal (eds.): Agriculture and Ecosystem Resilience in Sub Saharan Africa. Springer International Publishing.  417–33.  (Open Acess) 
Kuyah, S, M Jonsson, G Sileshi, I Öborn, C Muthuri, and E Luedeling.  2019.  Can Agroforestry Enhance Ecosystem Services Provision without Reducing Productivity?.  (Open Acess) Review
Kuyah, Shem, Cory W. Whitney, Mattias Jonsson, Gudeta W. Sileshi, Ingrid Öborn, Catherine W. Muthuri, and Eike Luedeling.  2019.  Agroforestry delivers a win-win solution for ecosystem services in sub-Saharan Africa. A meta-analysis.  Agronomy for Sustainable Development , 39 (5) : 39-47 . Further Information
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Lanzanova D, Whitney C, Shepherd K, Luedeling E.  2019.  Improving development efficiency through decision analysis: reservoir protection in Burkina Faso.  Environmental Modelling & Software, 115 : 164–175 . Further Information
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Shepherd, K, E Luedeling, C Whitney, C Muchiri, and Y Tamba.  2019.  Holistic Risk-Return Analysis for Improving Planning and Performance Measurement of Agroforestry Interventions.  (Open Acess)
Tasev, Martina, Eduino Carbono, Lukas Pawera, Cory Whitney, Zbynek Polesny.  2019.  Urban Ethnobotany: Medicinal Plants Used for the Treatment of Noncommunicable Diseases in Santa Marta, Colombia.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
Thwe, Su Myat, Lukas Pawera, Cory Whitney, Zbynek Polesny.  2019.  Agrobiodiversity of Homegardens in Pyay District, Myanmar.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF | 697.44KB]
Whitney, C..  2019.  EthnobotanyR: Calculate Quantitative Ethnobotany Indices [R Package].  CRAN, . (Open Access)  Further Information
Yigzaw N., J. Mburu, C.-A. Ogutu, C. Whitney and E. Luedeling.  2019.  Stochastic impact evaluation of an irrigation development intervention in Northern Ethiopia.  Science of The Total Environment, 685 : 1209-1220 . Further Information
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Yigzaw N., J. Mburu, C.-A. Ogutu, C. Whitney, E. Luedeling.  2019.  Data for the evaluation of Irrigation Development Interventions in Northern Ethiopia.  Data in Brief, 104342 . (Open Access)  Further Information
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Yigzaw, N., J. Mburu, C. Ackello-Ogutu, C. Whitney, and E. Luedeling.  2019.  Stochastic Impact Evaluation of an Irrigation Development Intervention in Northern Ethiopia.  Science of The Total Environment, 685 : 1209-1220 . Further Information

2018

Biber-Freudenberger, L.; M. Denich; C. Whitney; T. Beuchelt; H. Jaenicke; G. Kelboro; C. B. Schmitt; J. H. Sommer.  2018.  More inter- and transdisciplinary research needed in agroecology.  (Misc. 52(2)) 31-33 (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Cory W. Whitney.  2018.  Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence and Society in Central Africa. By Kathryn M. de Luna. 2016. Yale University Press, New Haven. 332 pp..  Ethnobiology Letters, 9(2) : 321-322 . (Open Access)  Download [PDF]
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Do, Hoa; Whitney, Cory; Luedeling, Eike.  2018.  Agroforestry Options in Northwest Vietnam.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Luedeling, E.; Fernandez, E.; Whitney, C..  2018.  Decrease in winter chill availability in Chile by the end of 21st century due to climate change.  063 (Open Acess) Download [PDF | 371.57KB]
Luedeling, E.; Whitney, C.; Lanzanova, D..  2018.  Reservoir management in Burkina Faso - decision analysis repository.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Luedeling, Eike; Whitney, Cory W..  2018.  Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions - Kenya model.  (Open Acess) Further Information
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Marocco, Irene; Mukiibi, Edward; Wanyu, John; Whitney, Cory W..  2018.  Uganda from Earth to Table; Traditional Products and Dishes (Second edition).  Slow Food International. Bra, Italy. (Open Acess) Further Information
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Sayer, C.A.; Carr, J.A.; Whitney, C.W..  2018.  The status and distribution of freshwater plants in the Lake Victoria Basin.  In: Sayer, C.A., L. Máiz-Tomé, W.R.T. Darwall (eds.): Freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin: Guidance for species conservation, site protection, climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods. . IUCN UK, IUCN Gland, Switzerland.  99-109.  (Open Acess)  Download [PDF]
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Sayer, C.A.; Máiz-Tomé, L.; Akwany, L.O.; Kishe-Machumu, M.A.; Natugonza, V.; Whitney, C.W.; Omondi, R.; Nshutiyayesu, S.; Kabuye, C.S..  2018.  The importance of freshwater species to livelihoods in the Lake Victoria Basin.  In: Sayer, C.A., L. Máiz-Tomé, W.R.T. Darwall (eds.): Freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin: Guidance for species conservation, site protection, climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods. . IUCN UK, IUCN Gland, Switzerland.  136-151.  (Open Acess)  Download [PDF]
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Sayer, Catherine; Whitney, Cory.  2018.  New guidance for conservation and sustainable livelihoods for freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin.  (Open Acess) Further Information
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Whitney C.  2018.  Why the Porcupine is Not a Bird: Explorations in the Folk Zoology of an Eastern Indonesian People. By Gregory Forth. 2016. University of Toronto Press, Toronto. 375 pp...  Ethnobiology Letters, 9(2) : 103-104 . (Open Access)  Further Information
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Whitney C W, Shepherd K D, Rosenstock T S, Krawinkel M, Luedeling E..  2018.  Modelling the Impacts of Uganda’s Vision 2040 Policy on Household Nutrition.  (Misc. 39) 4 (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Whitney C W, Shepherd K D, Rosenstock T S, Luedeling E.  2018.  Decision Analysis to Support Agriculture for Nutrition.  (Misc. 38) 4 (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Whitney, C W; Shepherd K D; Krawinkel M; Luedeling E..  2018.  Integration of Fruit Trees into Agricultural Landscapes of Kenya can Help to Enhance Nutrition Security.  (Misc. no 40.) 4 (Open Acess) Further Information
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Whitney, C; Luedeling, E.  2018.  Modeling the benefits of fruit trees in agricultural landscapes of Kenya.  (Open Acess)
Whitney, C. W.; Lanzanova, D.; Muchiri, C.; Shepherd, K.; Rosenstock, T.; Krawinkel, M.; Tabuti, J. R. S.; Luedeling, E..  2018.  Probabilistic Decision Tools for Determining Impacts of Agricultural Development Policy on Household Nutrition.  Earth’s Future, 6(3) : 359-372 . (Open Access)  Download [PDF]
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Whitney, C., K. Shepherd and E. Luedeling, E..  2018.  Decision Analysis Methods Guide; Agricultural Policy for Nutrition.  World Agroforestry Centre. Nairobi, Kenya. (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Whitney, C.; Luedeling, E..  2018.  How governments can monitor progress towards better nutrition.  (Open Acess) Further Information
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Whitney, C.W.; Luedeling E.; Tabuti J.R.S.; Nyamukuru A.; Hensel O.; Gebauer J.; Kehlenbeck K..  2018.  Crop diversity in homegardens of southwest Uganda and its importance for rural livelihoods.  Agriculture and Human Values, 35 (2) : 399–424 . Further Information
Whitney, C.W.; Omondi, R.; Nshutiyayesu, S.; Kabuye, C.S..  2018.  Species in the Spotlight.  In: Sayer, C.A., L. Máiz-Tomé, W.R.T. Darwall (eds.): Freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin: Guidance for species conservation, site protection, climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods. . IUCN UK, IUCN Gland, Switzerland.  150.  (Open Acess)  Download [PDF | 131.71KB]
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Whitney, Cory.  2018.  Agrobiodiversity and nutrition in traditional cropping systems - Homegardens of the indigenous Bakiga and Banyakole in southwestern Uganda.  PhD Thesis at  Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel.  University of Kassel Library, KOBRA, kobra.bibliothek.uni-kassel.de  Further Information
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Whitney, Cory W.; Bahati, J.; Gebauer, J..  2018.  Ethnobotany and agrobiodiversity; valuation of plants in the homegardens of southwestern Uganda.  Ethnobiology Letters, 9(2) : 90-100 . (Open Access)  Download [PDF]
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Whitney, Cory W.; Luedeling, Eike; Hensel, Oilver; Tabuti, John R. S.; Krawinkel, Michael; Gebauer, Jens; Kehlenbeck, Katja.  2018.  The role of homegardens for food and nutrition security in Uganda.  Human Ecology, 46(4) : 497-514 . Further Information
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Whitney, Cory; Shepherd, Keith; Krawinkel, Michael; Lanzanova, Denis; Luedeling, Eike.  2018.  Decision Analysis Tools Reveal Benefits of Fruit Trees for Enhanced Nutrition Security in Kenya.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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2017

Cory Whitney; Eike Luedeling.  2017.  Simulating the cost effectiveness of controlled burning with the decisionSupport R package.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Eike Luedeling; Cory W. Whitney.  2017.  Controlled burns in conifer forests.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Eike Luedeling; Cory Whitney.  2017.  Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions - Uganda model.  (Open Acess) Further Information
Maria A. Buena; Cory W. Whitney.  2017.  Entrepreneurial Culture And Capability of Organic Farmers’ Organizations in the Philippines.  Download [PDF]
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Nhung Tu Tuyet; Cory W. Whitney.  2017.  Changes in Organic Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) in Northern Vietnam.  Download [PDF]
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Whitney, C.W., J.R.S. Tabuti, O. Hensel, C-H. B. Yeh, i, J. Gebauer and E. Luedeling.  2017.  Homegardens and the future of food and nutrition security in southwest Uganda.  Agricultural Systems, 154 : 133-144 . Further Information
Whitney, Cory.  2017.  Transformation: a call to action.  In: von Tscharner Fleming, S; Pick, N; de Salis, R (eds.): The New Farmer’s Almanac, Volume III: Commons of Sky, Knowledge, Land, Water. Greenhorns.  134-136.  Download [PDF]
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Whitney, Cory W.; Mâis-Tomé, L.; Nshutiyayesu, S.; Kabuye, C.; Omondi, R..  2017.  Conservation planning and livelihoods derived from Lake Victoria’s native floristic diversity.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF]

2016

Christinck, A.; Diarra Doka, M.; Horneber, G.; Kagoro Rugunda, G.; Palé, G.; Whitney, C. W..  2016.  From Breeding to Nutrition: Orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes in farming and food systems of Uganda, Kenya and Burkina Faso. A case study of projects commissioned by the McKnight Foundation’s Collaborative Crop Research Program.  The McKnight Foundation. Minneapolis, MN. Download [PDF]
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Gebauer, J.; Whitney, C.; Tabuti, J.R.S.  2016.  First record of baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) in Uganda.  Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 63 (5) : 755-762 . Download [PDF]
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Marocco, I.; Mukiibi, E.; Wanyu, J.; Whitney, C..  2016.  Uganda from Earth to Table; Traditional Products and Dishes.  Slow Food International. Bra, Italy. (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Whitney, C.; Vang, S. M.; Lê Hồng, G.; Can, V. V.; Barber, K.; Lanh, T. T..  2016.  Learning with elders; human ecology and ethnobotany explorations in northern and central Vietnam.  Human Organization, 75 (1) : 71-86 . Download [PDF]
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2015

Whitney, Cory W.; Nyamukuru A.; Bahati, J.; Gebauer, J..  2015.  Local knowledge for food security in Uganda; Postharvest practices in homegardens of the Ugandan Southwest.  Download [PDF]
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2014

Cory W. Whitney; Jens Gebauer.  2014.  Homegardens in Uganda: Diversity and Potential.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Cory W. Whitney; Jens Gebauer; Molly Anderson.  2014.  Wild collection and cultivation of native species in Iceland.  Download [PDF]
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Whitney CW, den Braber K, Tu Tuyet N, Thorndal Jørgensen S.  2014.  Farm Management Schemes within Organic PGS; Survey and Analysis in Soc Son, Hanoi, Vietnam.  In: Rahmann G, Aksoy U (eds.): Building Organic Bridges. Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference at the Organic World Congress 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey Thuenen Report 20. Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut.  1187-1190.  (Open Acess)  Further Information
Whitney CW, Gebauer J.  2014.  Species Diversity and Post-Harvest Practices on the Forest Edge Homegardens in Southwestern Uganda. 
Whitney, C; den Braber, K; Tu Tuyet, N; Thorndal Jorgensen, S.  2014.  Measurable Impacts of the “Principles of Organic Agriculture”; Survey of A Vietnamese Organic PGS.  Further Information
Whitney, C.; Vang, S. M.; Lê Hồng, G.; Can, V. V.; Barber, K.; Lanh, T. T..  2014.  Conservation and Ethnobotanical Knowledge of a Hmong Community in Long Lan, Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic.  Ethnobotany Research and Applications, 12 : 643-658 . (Open Access)  Download [PDF]
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2013

Cory W. Whitney, , Min (Meej Vaj) Vang Sin, Giang Lê Hồng, Can Vu Van, Keith Barber, Lanh Tran Thi.  2013.  Ethnobotany Research; An Approach to Biological Human Ecology Theory.  Knowledge Publishing (Nhà xuất bản Tri thức). Hanoi, Vietnam. Further Information

2012

Whitney C.; Gebauer J; Anderson M..  2012.  A Survey of Wild Collection and Cultivation of Indigenous Species in Iceland.  Human Ecology, 40(5) : 781-787 . Download [PDF]
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2011

Cory W. Whitney.  2011.  Conservation ethnobotany in the North Atlantic.  Non-Wood News; NWFP Digest, 23 : 10 . (Open Access)  Download [PDF]

Forthcoming

Agroforestry delivers a win-win solution for ecosystem services in sub-Saharan Africa. A meta-analysis.  Agronomy for Sustainable Development, . (Open Access) 
Climate change impacts on agriculture’s southern frontier – perspectives for farming in North Patagonia.  International Journal of Climatology, . (Open Access) 
Shepherd, Keith; Whitney, Cory W.; Luedeling, Eike.  A decision analysis framework for development planning and performance measurement: application to land restoration investments.  .

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Cory Whitney

Guest Researcher

Private website:
https://cwwhitney.github.io/

Phone:
+49-228-73-4643

Department:
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management

E-Mail:
cory.whitney(at)uni-bonn.de