Forage! Blog

Forage! is the Society of Ethnobiology’s newest venue for gathering ideas and knowledge, fostering the ethnobiological community and movements. We encourage members to submit content from all expressive dimensions including intellectual, creative, and activist ones (e.g., art, stories, literature, poetry, pictures). Board members from the Society moderate the blog. We invite all SOE members to submit blog posts here: We welcome comments from members and the general public.


Experiencing the Yaqui Cultural Center during the Ethnobiology Conference 2016

Words: Andrew Gillreath-Brown

The 2016 Ethnobiology Conference was just winding down with the banquet, held at the Carriage House in downtown Tucson, Arizona. Janos Wilder, our chef for the evening, cooked some really amazing food. The meal highlighted some native foods; Chef Janos gets many of the ingredients from local gardeners and farmers, some of whom get their supplies from the Native Seeds/SEARCH.

Congrats to the 2016 Conference Award Winners

Our Society awards help us celebrate the breadth of research ethnobiologists do and the variety of professionals who engage in ethnobiological work. Cheers to our 2016 recipients!

2016 Best Poster Award Winner Chad L. Yost

“Phytolith analysis of sediments from Early Agriculture fields at Las Capas”

A Thank You Note

Dr. Steve Wolverton was recently awarded the Society's Student Mentor Award. Students from the SOE have begun an annual tradition of nominating and voting for someone who has inspired young academics in the field in ethnobiology.

Ethnobiology Ethics: 3 Raw Ethics Dilemmas and 2 New Ethics Principles

The Ethnobiology Ethics series is designed for ethnobiologists to engage in discussions about ethics in the field, classroom and beyond. The purpose is to support a forum that explores our personal dilemmas and conflicts while building a community to help us all navigate the complexities of ethics in ethnobiology and be used as a teaching tool. Posts may be anonymous, as decided by the moderators (website committee). Please engage respectfully.

Ethnobiology Letters Adopts Creative Commons License

Ethnobiology Letters (EBL) is pleased to announce that it has moved to a new licensing model based on Creative Commons licenses that more fully reflects the journal’s open access vision.

2016 Distinguished Ethnobiologist: Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan

Words: DEB Committee (Scott Herron, Chelsey Geralda Armstrong, Raymond Pierotti) and Awards Coordinator (Liz Olson).

Fellowship Profile Series 3: Kerri Brown, 2015 Urban Ethnobiology Research Fellow

Starting in 2015, the Society of Ethnobiology began supporting three graduate research fellowships. This series includes short essays profiling the research by each of the fellows during the year that they received funding

Kerri Brown, 2015 Urban Ethnobiology Research Fellow

Words: Kerri Brown