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PhD students accepted

Working Group „Knowledge Systems and Innovations“

Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Division of Organic Farming at BOKU

Version September 2012

Sarah Ayeri Ogalleh (Agricultural Sciences)

Title Engl.: Localized Adaptation Strategies in Agriculture as Building Blocks for

Adaptation to Climate Change in Laikipia District, Kenya. (Language:

English, working title)

Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Michael Hauser (CDR) Funding: ÖAD Duration: 10/2009 – 10/2012 Mag.a Elisabeth Kuhn (Cultural- and Social Anthropology) Topic E: Tyrolean Emigrants Knowledge in Brazil. (Language: English, workiing title) Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Helmut Lukas (Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna) Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund) Duration: 03/2009 – Brojo Gopal Paul, MSc (Aquatic Tropical Ecology) Topic: Potential and system improvement of traditional knowledge on

organic aquaculture under livelihood perspectives. (Language:

English, working title) Supervisor: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Funding: ÖAD PhD scholarship Duration: 10/2008 – Version September 2012 Page 1 of 7 PhD-Students // AGWI Ir. Frederik Oberthür (Agronomy, Rural Sociology)

Topic: Ways of Knowing in Agricultural Development Research. (Language:

English, working title) Supervisor: Ulrike Felt (Department of Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna) Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Foundation) Duration: 10/2008 – DI Susanne Grasser (Organic Farming) Topic: Biocultural Diversity Monitoring (Language: English, working title) Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Monika Kriechbaum (Center for Environmental Studies and Nature Conservation/BOKU) Funding: Austrian Academy of Sciences (MAB-Programme) Duration: 05/2008 – Mag.a Heidemarie Pirker (Ecology) Topic: The transmission and transformation of local knowledge of Tyrolean farmers who have immigrated to Australia (Language: English).

Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Ika Darnhofer (Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Economics, Department of Economics and Social Sciences/BOKU) Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Foundation) Duration: 11/2007 – Dipl.-Ing. Fritzi Leitgeb (Agronomy) Topic: Organic farmers’ experiments in Cuba (Language: Spanish).

Supervisor: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Foundation) Duration: 01/2007 – Mag. Racheli Ninio (Biology) Topic: Organic farmers’ experiments in Israel. (Language: English) Supervisor: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Foundation) Duration: 11/2006 –

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Mag.phil. Lorenz Probst (Development Studies) Title Engl.: Drivers and constraints of an innovation towards improved vegetable safety in urban West Africa (Benin, Ghana and Burkina Faso).

(Language: English).

Title Ger.: Fördernde und hemmende Faktoren einer Innovation hin zu verbesserter Sicherheit von Gemüse im urbanen Westafrika (Ghana, Benin und Burkina Faso).

Title Franz.: Facteurs entravant et promouvant une innovation vers une meilleure sécurité alimentaire des légumes en zones urbaines d'Afrique de l'Ouest (Bénin, Ghana et Burkina Faso) Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Michael Hauser (CDR/BOKU) Co-Superv.: Rainer Haas (WiSo/BOKU) Ousmane Coulibaly (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Benin) Evaluators: Rainer Haas (WiSo/BOKU) Pay Drechsel (IWMI International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka) Funding: BMWF Awarded: 06/2012 Mag.a Ruth Haselmair (Social Anthropology) Doctoral thesis in Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Vienna Title Engl.: Transmission of food knowledge in the Austrian-German colony Pozuzo in Peru. (Language: German) Title Orig.: Weitergabe und Tradierung von Wissen über Kulinarik in der österreichisch-deutschen Siedlung Pozuzo in Peru.

Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Ernst Halbmayr (Institut für vergleichende Kulturforschung, Faculty of Social Science and Philosophy, Philipps-Universität Marburg) Evaluators: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Ernst Halbmayr (Institut für vergleichende Kulturforschung, Faculty of Social Science and Philosophy, Philipps-Universität Marburg) Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Foundation) Awarded: 04/2012 Version September 2012 Page 3 of 7 PhD-Students // AGWI Kalyan Gauli, MSc (Agronomy) Title Orig.: Commercialization of Non-timber Forest Products: Contribution to poverty reduction in Dolakha district, Nepal. (Language: English) Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl & Werner Zollitsch (DNAS/BOKU) Michael Hauser (CDR/BOKU) Ika Darnhofer (Department für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften/BOKU) Funding: ÖAD PhD scholarship Awarded: 11/2011 Mag. Sebastian Wahlhütter (Cultural Anthropology) Doctoral thesis in Cultural Anthropology at the University Graz Title Engl.: Local knowledge between practice and theory: A cultural anthropologic – ethnopedological survey in Southern Burgenland and in Western Styria. (Language: German) Title Orig.: Lokales Wissen über Boden zwischen Praxis und Theorie: Eine kulturanthropologisch - ethnopedologische Studie im südlichen Burgenland und in der Weststeiermark.

Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Helmut Eberhart (Institute for European Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, KF University Graz, Austria) Evaluators: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Helmut Eberhart (Institute for European Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, KF University Graz, Austria) Funding: own funds Awarded: 07/2011 Ataharul Chowdhury, MSc (Agriculture, Innovation and Change Management) Title Orig.: The Power of Moving Pictures. Participatory Video Enables Learning and Agricultural Innovation in Bangladesh. (Language: English) Title Ger.: Die Kraft bewegter Bilder. Participatory Video ermöglicht Lernprozesse und agrarwirtschaftliche Innovationen in Bangladesh.





Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Michael Hauser (CDR/BOKU) Helen Hambly Odame (University of Guelph) Funding: ÖAD Awarded: 03/2011 Version September 2012 Page 4 of 7 PhD-Students // AGWI Dipl. Ing. Susanne Kummer (Agronomy) Title Orig.: Organic Farmers´ Experiments in Austria. Learning processes and resilience building in farmers´ own experimentation activities.

(Language: English) Title Ger.: Experimente von Biobauern in Österreich. Lernprozesse und Aufbau von Resilienz durch bäuerliche Experimente.

Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Rebecka Milestad (Dept. of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) Evaluators: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Ika Darnhofer (Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Economics, Department of Economics and Social Sciences/BOKU) Funding: Partially funded by FWF (Austrian Science Foundation) Awarded: 02/2011 Jonathan Muriuki Kiura (Agroforestry) Title Orig.: Assessing the potential for increased cultivation of medicinal trees by smallholder farmers in Eastern Africa: A case study of Mt. Kenya East area. (Language: English) Supervisors: Gerhard Glatzel (Institute for Forest Ecology/BOKU) Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Steven Franzel & Ramni Jamnadass (World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya) Evaluators: Gerhard Glatzel (Institute for Forest Ecology/BOKU) Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Funding: OAD PhD scholarship Awarded: 01/2011 Christine Van der Stege, MSc (Ethnobotany) Title Engl.: The ethnobotany of baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) and tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) in West Africa: Their importance in rural subsistence and potential for participatory domestication to guarantee future access for the rural poor. (Language: French and English) Title Ger.: Ethnobotanik des Affenbrotbaumes (Adansonia digitata L.) und der Tamarinde (Tamarindus indica L.) in Westafrika: Bedeutung dieser Bäume in der ländlichen Subsistenz und Möglichkeiten der partizipativen Domestikation.

Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl & Anna Hartl (DNAS/BOKU) Raj Puri (University of Kent) Patricia Howard (Wageningen University) Gary Martin (Global Diversity Foundation und Kent University) Evaluators: Herbert Hager (Dept. für Wald- und Bodenwissenschaften/BOKU) Patrick Van Damme (Ghent University, Belgium) Funding: INCO-DEV Project Awarded: 12/2010 see: http://www.nas.boku.ac.at/ifoel-christine-buchmann.html Version September 2012 Page 5 of 7 PhD-Students // AGWI Mastewal Yami Degefa, MSc (Tropical Land Resource Management) Title Orig.: How Informal Institutions Strengthen Sustainable Management of Common Pool Resources in Tigray, Ethiopia? (Language: English).

Title Ger.: Wie verstärken informelle Institutionen das nachhaltige Management der Allmendegüter in Tigray, Äthiopien?

Supervisors: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Michael Hauser (CDR/BOKU) Mitiku Haile (Mekelle University, Ethiopia) Funding: Austrian Exchange Service (ÖAD) Awarded: 10/2010 Lic. Maria Miguel Ribeiro (Agrarian Sc. Engineering, Management) Title Orig.: Modelling the factors influencing the commercialisation of paper mulberry bark (Broussonetia Papyrifera (L) Vent): A supply chain analysis of a non-timber forest product in Oudomxay, Lao PDR.

(Language: English) Title Ger.: Modellierung der Einflussfaktoren auf die Kommerzialisierung von Papiermaulbeerrinde: Wertschöpfungskettenanalyse eines Waldnebenprodukts in Oudomxay, Laos.

Promoters: Ika Darnhofer (Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Economics, BOKU) Michael Hauser & Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Evaluators: Patrick van Damme, Plantaardige Productie, Tropische en Subtropische Landbouw en Etnobotanie, University of Ghent, Belgium Jonathan Rigg, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK Funding: CIAT (Project with the Austrian Development Cooperation Institute) Awarded: 10/2008 Dipl.Ing. Konrad Berghuber (Civil engineering, Ethnohydrology) Title Engl.: Knowledge, problems and strategies of the water management in the

village Vista Hermosa, province San Marcos, Guatemala. (Language:

Spanish).

Title Orig.: Conocimientos, problemas y estrategias de la gestión del agua en el caserío Vista Hermosa del departamento San Marcos, Guatemala.

Title Ger.: Wissen, Probleme und Strategien des Wassermanagements in der Gemeinde Vista Hermosa, Provinz San Marcos, Guatemala.

Promoter: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Evaluator: Silvél Elías, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

Georg Grünberg, Österreichisches Lateinamerika-Institut und Universität Wien Funding: PhD scholarship of the Austrian Federal Government Awarded: 9/2008 Version September 2012 Page 6 of 7 PhD-Students // AGWI Mag.a Hemma Burger-Scheidlin (Social Antropology) PhD in anthropology at the University of Vienna Title Engl.: Farmers' Concepts about weather and climate – Perception and local knowledge between poraxis and theory: a socioanthropological and tehnometeorological research rpoject in the valley Großes Walstertal (Austria). (Language: German) Title Orig.: Wetter- und Klimakonzepte von Landwirten. Wahrnehmung und Wissen zwischen Praxis und Theorie; eine sozialanthropologisch ethnoklimatologische Studie im Großen Walsertal, Österreich.

Evaluators: Christian R. Vogl (DNAS/BOKU) Elke Mader (Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria) Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Foundation) Awarded: 11/2007 Mag.a Anja Christanell (Anthropology, Ethnobiology) PhD in anthropology at the University of Vienna Title Engl.: Local perception on weather, climate and climate chang – a socioanthropological end ethnocilatological analysis in Western Styria (Austria). (Language: German) Title Orig.: Lokale Perspektiven zu Wetter, Klima und Klimawandel – Eine sozialanthropologische und ethnoklimatologische Untersuchung in der Weststeiermark, Österreich.



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