Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award

The Society of Ethnobiology announces its Distinguished Ethnobiologist award to honor an ethnobiologist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of ethnobiology and advancing the goals of the Society. In recognition of these contributions, the recipient will be awarded a lifetime honorary membership to the Society of Ethnobiology. The recipient of the award (or in special circumstances, a representative of the winner) shall present an address at the annual meeting the year of his/her/their selection. Lodging for the duration of the conference and conference registration fee will be covered by the Society of Ethnobiology. Please submit the nomination materials electronically by November 15 December 15:

  1. a letter of nomination of no more than 500 words, including a short biographical sketch of the nominee, and
  2. a current CV of the nominee.

The nomination materials can be submitted via the online nomination form. Questions? Contact awards@ethnobiology.org

Application form is now closed.

DEB Winners:

2023 Dr. William Balée

2022 Dr. Dana Lepofsky

2021 Dr. Paul Minnis

2020 Dr. Deborah Pearsall 

2019 Dr. Nancy Turner

2018 Dr. Gail Wagner

2017 Drs. Steve Emslie and Steve Weber

2016 Dr. Gary Nabhan

2015 Dr. Cecil Brown

2014 Dr. Gene Hunn

2013 Dr. Gene Anderson

2012 Dr. Catherine (Kay) Fowler

2011 Dr. Richard Ford

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