The Best Ethnobiology Poster Award will not be offered in 2018. Check back in 2019 when we may be offering the award again. Meanwhile, we encourage poster submissions for the 2018 conference. Posters are a great way to communicate about your research and can foster immediate in-depth conversations. Posters will be posted in prominent places at the conference venue and we will designate a particular time when people can stand by their posters to discuss their research with conference participants.


Past Recipients of the Best Ethnobiology Poster Award

2017 Emily Johnson () Emily's award-winning poster title was "Elite Feasting and Monumental Dedication at Early Phrygian Gordion, Central Turkey." [Abstract]

2016 Chad L. Yost (University of Arizona) Chad's poster title was “Phytolith analysis of sediments from Early Agriculture fields at Las Capas.” Chad's work with phytolith analysis of Stratum 504 field sediments (800 – 730 BC) at the Early Agriculture site of Las Capas, Arizona documents a rich microfossil record of cultivated and encouraged plants that grew in farmed irragric soils.

2015 Heather Thakar (Temple University) Heather’s poster title was "Food & Fertility in Prehistoric California: A Case-study of Risk-Reducing Foraging Behavior and Population Growth from Santa Cruz Island, California." Heather's research in the Northern Channel Islands of California reveals fascinating information about the links between fertility, population growth, and food acquisition.

2013 Marsha Quinlan, Sarah K. Council, and Jennifer W. Roulette (Washington State University) The winning poster for 2013 was "Children's Learning of Ethnobotanical Knowledge in a Rural Caribbean Village." [Abstract]

2012 Hannah Haas, Amber VanDerWarker, and Greg Wilson (University of California, Santa Barbara) These authors won for their poster,  "The Effects of Warfare on the Daily Food Quest: Changes in Fishing Strategies in the Mississippian-Period Central Illinois Valley." [Abstract]

2011 Michel Rapinksi (Institut de Recherche en Biologie Végétale,Québec) and Rui Lilin (University of Ottawa) Michael and Rui’s poster title was “Geographical Variations in the Phytochemical Profiles of Cree Anti diabetic Medicines.” Congratulations Michel and Rui on their winning poster! [Abstract]

2010 The 2010 award was presented to two members. Joceyln Mueller (Tufts University) for her poster, "Including Local Voices in Global Discourse: Case Studies from Boumba, Niger" [Abstract], and Mairi Capper (Simon Fraser University) for her poster, "In Their Words: Using Ancient Written Sources to Interpret the Palaeobotanical Remains of Tell Tayinat, Turkey." [Abstract]


2019 and Beyond

When the Best Ethnobiology Poster award is available, we accept applications for all poster submissions (student and non-student, single or multiple authored). A panel of judges assesses the posters. The award winner is announced during the membership meeting, which is usually on the final day of the annual conference. The awardee is selected on the basis of both content and graphic appeal. The winner receives a cash prize of $300. Student poster submissions are also eligible for the Barbara Lawrence Award ($500). Eligible posters are flat and are a maximum of 4 feet x 4 feet (1.21 x 1.21 meters). Click here for a Powerpoint poster template. Follow this link to download a PDF about making a poster.