Peer-reviewed journal articles   

  1. Lowitt, K., Johnston-Weiser, D., Lauzon, R., Keeshig, J., & Hickey, G. (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. Available here.
  2. Levkoe, C.*, Lowitt, K.*, & Nelson, C. (2017). “Fish as food”: Exploring a food sovereignty approach to small-scale fisheries. Marine Policy 85, 65-70. *co lead authors Available here
  3. Rahman, H.M.T., St. Ville, A., Song, A., Po, J., Berthet, E., Brammer, J., Brunet, N., Jayaprakash, L., Lowitt, K., Rastogi, A., Reed, G., & Hickey, G. (2017). A framework for analyzing institutional gaps in natural resource governance. International Journal of the Commons 11(2), 823-853. Available here.
  4. Lowitt, K. (2017). [Review of the book Globalization, agriculture and food in the Caribbean, Edited by C. Beckford & K. Rhiney]. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. Available here. 
  5. Lowitt, K. Saint Ville, A., Keddy, C., Hickey, G., & Phillip, L. (2016). Challenges and opportunities for more integrated regional food security policy in the Caribbean Community. Regional Studies, Regional Science. Available here.
  6. Lowitt, K., Saint Ville, A., Lewis, P., & Hickey, G. (2015). Environmental change and food security: The special case of Small Island Developing States. Regional Environmental Change. Available here. 
  7. Lowitt, K., Hickey, G., Ganpat, W., & Phillip, L. (2015). Linking communities of practice with value chain development in smallholder farming systems. World Development. Available here.
  8. Lowitt, K., Hickey, G., Saint Ville., A., Raeburn, K., Thompson-Colon, T., Laszlo, S., & Phillip, L. (2015). Factors affecting the innovation potential of smallholders farmers in the Caribbean Community. Regional Environmental ChangeAvailable here. 
  9.  Lowitt, K. (2014). A coastal foodscape: Examining the relationships between changing fisheries and community food security. Ecology and Society 19(3), 48. Available here
  10. Lowitt, K. (2014). Reflections on "As we fish and farm": A radio documentary. Canadian Food Studies. Available here. 
  11. Lowitt, K. (2013). Examining fisheries contributions to community food security: Findings from a household seafood consumption survey on the west coast of Newfoundland. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 8(2), 221-241. Available here. 
  12. Lowitt, K., Nagy, M., Nelson, C., & Bavington, D. (2013). Where's the fish? Alternatives Journal 39(4). Available here. 
  13. Nelson, C., Lowitt, K., Nagy, M., & Bavington, D. (2013). Research commentary: Future research approaches to encourage small-scale fisheries in the local food movement. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 3(4). Available here.
  14. Lowitt, K. (2012). The reinvention and performance of traditional Newfoundland foodways in culinary tourism in the Bonne Bay region. Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 27(1).
  15. Lowitt, K. (2010). Exploring connections among people, places, and food in three Nova Scotia farmers’ markets. Cuizine 2(3). Available here. 

Book chapters  


  1. Lowitt, K. & Neis, B. (2018). The retail food environment and household food provisioning strategies in the rural region of Bonne Bay on Newfoundland’s west coast. Keske, C., (Ed.), Newfoundland Food Futures Anthology.   
  2. Lowitt, K., Gray-Donald, K., Hickey, G., Saint Ville, A., Ganderson, I., Madramootoo, C., Phillip, L. (Forthcoming). The Obesity Pandemic & Food Insecurity in Developing Countries: A case study from the Caribbean. In Karpyn, A., (Ed.), Food and Public Health. Oxford University Press. 
  3. Lowitt, K., Levkoe, C., Song, A., Hickey, G., & Nelson, C. (Forthcoming). Broadening the scope: Fisheries and place-based food systems in the Lake Superior region. In Chuenpagdee, R. & Jentoft, S. (Eds.), Small-Scale Fisheries Governance: Transdisciplinary Analysis and Practices
  4. Lowitt, K., Mount, P., Khan, A., & Clement, C. (2016). Governing challenges for local food systems: Emerging lessons from agriculture and fisheries. Conversations in Food Studies. University of Manitoba Press.
  5. Lowitt, K. (2011). Fish and fisheries in the evolution of Newfoundland foodways. In Chuenpagdee, R.,(Ed.), World small-scale fisheries: Contemporary visions (pp.117-131). The Netherlands: Eburon Academic Publishers.

Edited collections  


  1. Lowitt, K., Hickey, G.M., Saint Ville, A. & Lewis, P. (Guest Editors of Special Issue). (2015). Environmental Change and Food Security: The special case of Small Island Developing States. Regional Environmental Change 15(7). Springer.
  2. Andree, P., Clark, J., Levkoe, C., & Lowitt, K. (Editors). (Under contract). Civil Society and Social Movements in Food Systems Governance. 

Other publications  


  1. Lowitt, K., Johnston-Weiser, D., Lauzon, R. & Hickey, G. (2017). On food security and access to fish in the Saugeen Ojibway Nation: A Policy Brief. Prepared for Saugeen Ojibway Nation Joint Council. 
  2. Contributing author to: Campbell, I.D., Durant D.G., Hunter, K.L. and Hyatt, K.D. (2014). Food production.  In Warren, F.J. & Lemmen, D.S. (Eds.), Canada in a changing climate: Sector perspectives on impacts and adaptation (pp.99-134). Ottawa, ON: Government of Canada.
  3. Lowitt, K. (June 2013). As we fish and farm. Guest contribution on Smallscales: Fishing with the trip bottom lineAvailable here. 
  4. Lowitt, K. Community kitchen best practices toolkit: A guide for community organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador. Prepared for the Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador. Available here.
  5. Lowitt, K. (2011). Examining the foundations for fisheries-tourism synergies and increased local seafood  consumption in the Bonne Bay region of Newfoundland. Prepared for Community-University Research for Recovery Alliance, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Rural Secretariat. Available here.
  6. Lowitt, K. (2009). A community food security assessment of the Bonne Bay region: Some     preliminary findings. Prepared for Community-University Research for Recovery Alliance, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Available here.