Dr. Kristen Lowitt, Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-17)

BES Environmental Studies (2006) York University; MES Environmental Studies (2008) Dalhousie University; Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies (2013) Memorial University.

Kristen Lowitt was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Sustainable Futures Research Laboratory in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University. Her research focused on sustainable food security policy and governance. Kristen is interested in social-ecological approaches to food security and understanding the linkages between resilient food systems and community development and is presently working as an Assistant Professor at Queens University, ON.


Project publications:

Lowitt, K., Levkoe, C., Song, A., Hickey, G.M. and Nelson, C. (2018). Broadening the Knowledge Base of Small-Scale Fisheries through a Food Systems Framework: A Case Study of the Lake Superior Region. IN: R. Chuenpagdee and S. Jentoft (Eds.), Transdisciplinarity for Small-Scale Fisheries Governance: Analysis and Practice. Springer.

Lowitt, K., Gray-Donald, K., Hickey, G.M., Saint Ville, A., Ganderson, I., Madramootoo, C. and Phillip, L. (2018). The obesity pandemic & food insecurity in developing countries: A case study from the Caribbean. IN: A. Karpyn (Ed.) Food and Public Health: A Practical Introduction. Oxford University Press. pp. 255-279.

Lowitt, K., Johnston-Weiser, D., Lauzon, R. and Hickey, G.M. (2018). On food security and access to fish in the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, Lake Huron, Canada. Journal of Great Lakes Research 44:1: 174-183.

Rahman, H.M.T., Saint Ville, A., Song, A.M., Po, J.Y.T., Berthet, E., Brammer, J.R., Brunet, N.D., Jayaprakash, L.G., Lowitt, K.N., Rastogi, A., Reed, G. and Hickey, G.M. (2017). A framework for analyzing institutional gaps in natural resource governance. International Journal of the Commons 11(2): 823–853.

Lowitt, K., Saint Ville, A., Keddy, C., Phillip, L.E. and Hickey, G.M. (2016). Challenges and opportunities for more integrated regional food security policy in the Caribbean Community. Regional Studies, Regional Science 3(1): 706-716.

Lowitt, K., Saint Ville, A., Lewis, P. and Hickey, G.M. (2015). Environmental change and food security: the special case of small island developing states. Regional Environmental Change 15(7): 1293-1298.

Lowitt, K., Hickey, G.M., Saint Ville, A., Raeburn, K., Thompson- Colón, T., Laszlo, S. and Phillip, L. (2015). Factors affecting the innovation potential of smallholder farmers in the Caribbean Community. Regional Environmental Change 15(7): 1367-1377.

Lowitt, K., Hickey, G.M., Ganpat, W. and Phillip, L. (2015). Linking communities of practice with value chain development in smallholder farming systems. World Development 74: 363-373.