The Society of Ethnobiology (SoE) is a nonprofit professional organization established in 1977 to promote and perpetuate the interdisciplinary study of the relationships of plants and animals with human cultures worldwide, including past and present relationships between peoples and the environment. The Society integrates scientific research with education and with public priorities at regional, national, and international levels.  Registered in Arizona, USA, the SoE is governed by Society Officers elected by the general membership.  The SoE sponsors an annual conference, presents three high-caliber publications and awards excellence in research for both established ethnobiologists and students. The SoE welcomes membership from all interested communities and individuals.

Our Mission

To promote the understanding of the past and present relationships between humans and their biological worlds.