Dr. Rebecca Witinok-Huber

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Co-Production Associate Research Scientist

Wyoming Anticipating Climate Transitions (WyACT)
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

rwitinok@uwyo.edu | Beta House, Rm 307


PhD, Water Resources Science and Management, University of Idaho

MS, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University

BS, Wildlife Biology, University of Vermont


Background and Expertise

Rebecca Witinok-Huber (Becky) is an Assc. Research Scientist in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources on the EPSCoR Wyoming Anticipating Climate Transitions (WyACT) grant. She is an applied, transdisciplinary systems scientist focused on intersections related to water and climate change adaptation, gender equality, sustainable development, environmental health and justice, and agricultural extension. She collaborates with partners across academia, communities, Tribes, non-profits, private industry, and government. Her mentorship and research experiences are rooted in community-based participatory research and decolonizing methodologies. She has developed, led, and been a part of teams collaborating on research in Africa, the Kyrgyz Republic, Chile, New Zealand, and the US, Canada, and Mexico. 

She looks forward to working at the intersections of environmental and social complexities in Wyoming, as part of the WyACT team, and building processes to bridge research and practice more effectively and through honoring multiple ways of knowing and being. She is also excited to teach and mentor the next generation of scientists and practitioners.


Selected Publications

See Rebecca Witinok-Huber's Google Scholar page for more. 

Witinok-Huber, R., Clark, M. L., Volckens, J., Young, B. N., Benka-Coker, M. L., Walker, E., ... & Keller, J. P. (2022). Effects of household and participant characteristics on personal exposure and kitchen concentration of fine particulate matter and black carbon in rural Honduras. Environmental Research214, 113869. doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2022.113869

Witinok-Huber, R., & Nyaplue-Daywhea, C. (2022). Enhancement of rural-urban linkages and gender equity through agricultural extension services to Liberian smallholder farmers In L. Vasseur (Ed). Relating urban rural landscapes through ecosystem governance. IUCN Publication, Gland, Switzerland (in press).

Witinok-Huber, R., & Radil, S. (2021). Introducing the Local Agricultural Potential Index: An approach to understand local agricultural extension impact for farmer adaptive capacity and gender equity. World Development Perspectives. doi.org/10.1016/j.wdp.2021.100345

Witinok-Huber, R., Radil, S., Sarathchandra, D., & Nyaplue-Daywhea, C. (2021). Gender, place, and agricultural extension: a mixed-methods approach to understand farmer needs in Liberia. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 1-20. doi/pdf/10.1080/1389224X.2021.1880453

Coulter, J. E., Witinok-Huber, R. A., Bruyere, B. L., & Dorothy Nyingi, W. (2019). Giving women a voice on decision making about water: barriers and opportunities in Laikipia, Kenya. Gender, Place & Culture, 26(4), 489 509. doi: 10.1080/0966369X.2018.1502163

Givens, J.E., Padowski J., Guzman, C. D., Malek, K., Witinok-Huber, R., Cosens, B., ... & Adam, J. (2018). Incorporating Social System Dynamics in the Columbia River Basin: Food-Energy-Water Resilience and Sustainability Modeling in the Yakima River Basin. Frontiers in Environmental, Science, 6, 104. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2018.00104/full




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