Session Organizers & Chairs: Steve Wolverton & Vaughn Bryant

Thursday, May 16

From conservation biology to forensic science, ethnobiological research is becoming increasingly applied and relevant in the contemporary world.  The application of ethnobiological data for solving problems and providing data relevant to social and environmental issues stems from increasing globalization, expanding human population size, development and urbanization, and shifts in environmental ethics.  Papers in this session are examples of new and established areas of applied ethnobiological research.  Some of the papers address topics of ethnobiological relevance in forensics, others focus on topics related to economic and cultural values of plants, and others relate to conservation biology and environmental management.