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 selection.  All travel expenses will be covered by the Society of Ethnobiology. Please submit the nomination materials electronically by December 30, 2018:

  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 to awards@ethnobiology.org and should be addressed to the President of the Society of Ethnobiology, Cissy Fowler.

DEB Winners:

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