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We are a non-profit organization of scholars, activists and communities promoting and supporting the interdisciplinary study of past and present relationships between peoples and the environment.
Ethnobiology is the scientific study of dynamic relationships among people, biota, and environments. The Society of Ethnobiology gathers and disseminates knowledge of ethnobiology and fosters ongoing appreciation for the richness of ethnobiology worldwide.
Sample the website for a taste of the diversity of ethnobiological research and learn about the rich relationships between people and their biological worlds.
Explore Our Publications
NEW! 2016 Journal of Ethnobiology - Includes Special Sections: (1) Ethno-Ornithology, and (2) Urban Ethnobiology Click Here
A gold open access, fully online, peer reviewed journal for
publication of short communications. Volume 8 out now. Click here
Meet Us at Our Annual Conference
The annual Ethnobiology Conference brings together people from an extraordinarily rich variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographic locations, all seeking to understand the myriad interactions of human cultures with plants and animals, past and present, worldwide. It attracts academics, students, museum staff, government and non-governmental agency personnel, interested laypeople, and Native/indigenous community members. Learn more
Our Mentors Speak Videos & Audio
Interact with our society's knowledgeable elders and mentors.