International Society of Ethnobiology Ethics Program

The International Society of Ethnobiology Ethics Program is pleased to be a partner in the Working Better Together Conference on Indigenous Research Ethics, which takes place in Vancouver, Canada next month from Feb 19-20. The conference has a Canadian policy focus so may be of interest to SoE members working in Canada.

This event brings together community-engaged academic and community researchers, educators, practitioners, policy analysts and research administrators to explore working collaboratively in Indigenous research.

Journal of Ethnobiology: New Submission Process

Journal of Ethnobiology has switched to an online submission system. To submit an article, go to  You will be asked to open an account, after which you will be able to upload submissions and track the progress of your manuscript. Reviews also will be conducted using the OJS (Online Journal Systems) portal. If you have questions about the system, please contact the Editors at

Undergraduate Ethnobiologist of the Year - 2013 - Allison Gracer

Allison Gracer (Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2013) was presented with the 2013 Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Ethnobiology Meetings in Denton, Texas. She was the applicant with the best idea for increasing student involvement and participation in the Society!

Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award - 2013 - Dr. Eugene N. Anderson

The Society’s Board of Directors recognized Dr. Anderson’s honorable record by presenting him with the DEB Award at the Membership Meeting in Denton, Texas on the afternoon of Friday, May 17th during our annual conference. Following the award presentation, Dr. Anderson delivered a unique and eloquent acceptance speech at the annual business meeting. Eugene N.

SoE Archives at UNT: Safeguard Our Memorabilia

Explore the Society of Ethnobiology's archives by visiting our online collection:  The University of North Texas Archives and Rare Books department houses our memorabilia.

Best Poster Award Winner for 2013

The Best Ethnobiology Poster Award was given to Marsha B. Quinlan, Sarah K. Council and Jennifer W. Roulette from Washington State University's anthropology department. Their poster, “Children’s Learning of Ethnobotanical Knowledge in a Rural Caribbean Village,” presented findings from their study in Dominica on the variation in ethnobotanical knowledge held by children and youth.  There were more than thirty posters presented at the annual meetings and the judges for the posters noted the high achievement exhibited in the many submissions.

Barbara Lawrence Award Winners for 2013

Our congratulations to the many student authors who participated in the 2013 Barbara Lawrence Award competition! There was a tie and two papers share the award and prize money.

The Nina Etkin Young Researcher Award


1. Purpose: The Etkin Award has two purposes. First, to honour the memory of Nina Etkin and her work in ethnopharmacology and second, to support graduate students doing field work in ethnopharmacology. Award recipients are not expected to do the same work as Dr. Etkin but those exploring similar objectives will receive the highest consideration. Dr.