Welcome Note

The annual conference of the Society of Ethnobiology is an opportunity to disseminate research, learn about field methodologies, and connect with fellow scholars. Ethnobiology is a diverse field that is inclusive of anthropology, archaeology, botany, ecology, linguistics, natural history, nutrition, pharmacology, zoology, to name just a few. Across the range of disciplines, the Society of Ethnobiology embraces non-Western, Native, and Indigenous scholars as vibrant members of our research community.

This year’s conference is hosted by the Montréal Botanical Garden, in Québec, Canada. We would like to acknowledge and thank the Mohawk Nation, and all of the Indigenous nations of the greater Montréal area, for hosting us on their territory. Through the plenary session, special roundtable, the banquet, fieldtrips, and more, the Haudenosaunee have helped to shape the content and purpose of our conference this year. We are grateful to the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk people) of Ahkwesáhsne, Kahnawà:ke, and Kanesatake, and other Indigenous contributors for the time, care, and energy they have put into welcoming the Society of Ethnbiology conference.

Conference Coordinator:   Elizabeth Olson

Organizing Committee:     Alain Cuerrier
                                              Jessica Dolan
                                              Michel Rapinski
                                              Dorothee Schreiber

Thank you to the many volunteers who have helped at various stages in planning and running the conference!