XI. Networking for Applied Ethnobiology-Ethnobotany Practitioners, Professionals and Scholars

Session Date and Time: 
Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Geography 101
Session Organizer(s): 
Lisa Gollin
- lxgollin@hawaii.edu

Ethnobiologists/ethnobotanists come from diverse fields (botany, anthropology, geography, medicine, nutrition, agriculture, art, architecture, etc.) and possess the knowledge, skills and experience to make critical contributions to: food security and sovereignty, natural and cultural resource management and historic preservation, climate change resilience and adaptation and environmental futures, nutrition, public health and medicine, natural product development and sustainability, wildfire prevention and response, field and methods training and guide writing, to name only a few. This session will expand on the Networking Social event held at the 2017 SEB-SoE joint conference. Come meet with 10 resource professionals who will share their experiences and background in applied work, the cross-over skills in natural-social sciences they bring to their projects, and where they see opportunities for attendees. Introductions and a brief panel discussion will be followed by a group breakout activity. Each resource professional will head a group covering a topic related to the fields, topics and opportunities open to ethnobiologists/ethnobotanists in the public and private sectors, NGO’s and more. Attendees can choose one group or circulate to exchange ideas, build connections, and foster collaborations. The session will be 1.5 hours.