Cory W. Whitney

Cory W. Whitney – PhD Candidate, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences,

University of Kassel, Witzenhausen / Scientific Staff, Faculty of Life Sciences, Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kleve

Research Interests – Interaction of humans and their natural, built, and social environments. Ethnobotany knowledge and practices for in-situ and circa-situm conservation of plant genetic resources. Field experience: Maine, Vermont, Japan, middle and western US, Mexico (BSc), Germany, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Iceland (MSc), Republic of Korea, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Lao People's Democratic Republic (Professional), Republic of Uganda (PhD)

Teaching Interests – Ethnobotany; Human Ecology; Agroecology; Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems

Honors – PhD Funding, Screening Crop Varieties Against Post Harvest Losses, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2013); MSc Research Funding, Trans Atlantic Partnership in Sustainable Food Systems: College of the Atlantic, US / Organic Research Center, United Kingdom / University of Kassel, Germany (2009); Sail Training Program of the Year Award, American Sail Training Association, Seattle, Washington (2004);        Best Exhibit Award, Dorr Museum of Natural History (2003); AmeriCorps Education Award, AmeriCorps Vermont (2000)

BSA – Botany 2015, Value of plants in Ugandan homegardens; results of homegardens inventories and participatory ethnobotany investigations

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – Species Survival Commission / Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) / Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi)

Other service to profession – Technical Review Group IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawai’I (2015-2016); Panel Organizer, Special Workshop on Government Policies for the Promotion of Organic Agriculture with a Focus on the Asian Pacific Region, 17th IFOAM OWC, South Korea (2011); Scientific editorial staff, German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) / Journal of Agriculture in the Rural Tropics and Subtropics (JARTS) (2009-2011); Student Ambassador, Trans Atlantic Partnership in Sustainable Food Systems (2009-2010); Student Representative, Work Colleges Consortium, Sterling College (2000-2001); Student Representative, North American Alliance for Green Education (2000-2001); Student Representative, Americorps Vermont (2000-2001); Journal Reviewer (current): Agroforestry Systems, Human Ecology; An Interdisciplinary Journal; Ethnobotany Research and Applications; Human Ecology Review

Graduate Student Education: Mentor to 2 MSc students with degrees in progress