Congrats Cecil Brown!
The Society of Ethnobiology is proud to present the Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award 2015 to Professor Emeritus Cecil Brown of Northern Illinois University. Dr. Brown's impressive career highlights the depth and breadth of the Society. His extensive scholarship has made remarkable contributions to ethnobiology, including his innovative approaches to classification and nomenclature of biota; implicational universals in naming of plants; marking reversals in names of animals and plants; linguistic evidence for the origins of domesticates; and the origins of life form terms. He has been a very active member of the Society since its founding, having also served as President, and has a visible record of helping our younger members and collaborating with diverse scholars pursuing ethnobiological interests. The Awards Committee, on behalf of the Society of Ethnobiology, is honored to be able to present the 2015 Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award to Dr. Cecil Brown. The award will be presented at the Society Business Meeting which will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015, in Santa Barbara in conjunction with the annual conference