Society of Ethnobiology


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 Issue Out Now!
2022 Volume 42, Number 4

Explore our Special Sections like Fire Ecology, Climate Change, Pastoralism, and more!  Click Here

A gold open access, fully online, peer reviewed journal for publication of short communications. Volume 9 out now. Click here

A peer-reviewed monograph series featuring interdisciplinary ethnobiology research Click here

Engage with us on our Forage! Blog
The Forage! Blog is a space for sharing the stories and knowledge of our society and the ethnobiology community. Our members share lessons from their work, reflect on current events, and use ethnobiology to engage with our changing world. Click here to learn more

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

Online & Print Memberships

ONLINE Memberships
starting at:$35


  • Membership term: 1 year from date of purchase

PRINT Memberships
starting at:$160


  • Membership term: 1 year from date of purchase
  • Includes printed copy of Journal of Ethnobiology