Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award - 2013 - Dr. Eugene N. Anderson
The Society’s Board of Directors recognized Dr. Anderson’s honorable record by presenting him with the DEB Award at the Membership Meeting in Denton, Texas on the afternoon of Friday, May 17th during our annual conference. Following the award presentation, Dr. Anderson delivered a unique and eloquent acceptance speech at the annual business meeting. Eugene N. Anderson is the recipient of the Society of Ethnobiology’s 2013 Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award due to his outstanding contributions to the discipline of Ethnobiology and his contributions to advancing the goals of our beloved organization. Dr. Anderson is Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at the University of California, Riverside. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967. He has done research on ethnobiology, cultural ecology, political ecology, and medical anthropology, in several areas, especially Hong Kong, British Columbia, California, and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. His books include The Food of China (Yale University Press 1988), Ecologies of the Heart (Oxford University Press 1996), Political Ecology of a Yucatec Maya Community (University of Arizona Press 2005), and The Pursuit of Ecotopia (Praeger 2010).