Kevon Rhiney is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, Rutgers University. He holds a D.Phil. in geography from the University of the West Indies and is a past recipient of a Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellowship based at the Kellogg College, University of Oxford, UK. Prior to joining Rutgers, he taught for several years in the Department of Geography and Geology at the Mona Campus, University of the West Indies, based in Kingston, Jamaica.
Dr. Rhiney’s research centers on the social, economic, environmental and justice implications of global change for small and developing states, with an emphasis on the Caribbean. His work largely focuses on rural/agrarian landscapes and employs an interdisciplinary approach, drawing strongly on political ecology and social theory. He has published widely on a range of issues surrounding economic globalization, climate change and food security in the Caribbean and has recently co-edited two books: Globalization, Agriculture and Food in the Caribbean: Climate Change, Gender and Geography (with Clinton Beckford, Palgrave-Mcmillan, 2016) and Global Change and the Caribbean: Adaptation and Resilience (with Duncan McGregor, David Barker and Thera Edwards, the University of the West Indies Press, 2016).
Rhiney, 2018 - Assessing the role of farmer field schools in promoting pro-adaptive behavior towards climate change among Jamaican farmersTomlinson, Jhannel and Rhiney, Kevon. 2018. Assessing the role of farmer field schools in promoting pro-adaptive behavior towards climate change among Jamaican farmers. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.
Rhiney, 2018 - The stresses and dynamics of smallholder coffee systems in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains: a case for the potential role of climate services.Zack Guido, Tim Finan, Kevon Rhiney, Malgosia Madajewicz, Valerie Rountree, Elizabeth Johnson, Gusland McCook. 2018. The stresses and dynamics of smallholder coffee systems in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains: a case for the potential role of climate services. Journal of Climatic Change. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-2125-7
Rhiney, 2018 - Climate adaptation in a minor crop species: is the cocoa breeding network prepared for climate change?Aidan D Farrell, Kevon Rhiney, Anton Eitzinger, Pathmanathan Umaharan. 2018. Climate adaptation in a minor crop species: is the cocoa breeding network prepared for climate change? Journal of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. https://doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2018.1448924