2016 Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award, goes to Lindsie Linaburg

The 2016 Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award, goes to Lindsie Linaburg. Ms. Linaburg is a senior in the ethnobotany program at Frostburg State University. She is committed to course-related applied ethnobiology projects in Cherokee, Maryland, and New Zealand. Lindsie's enthusiasm impressed the committee along with her expressed interest in being a long-term society member. Lindsie will be invited to sit on our Board as an appointed "Student Advisor".

In Memorium: Daniel Gade

Dan Gade, emeritus professor at the University of Vermont, and a geographer with diverse interests who pursued fieldwork on four continents over four decades, passed away on June 15, 2015, aged 78.

Daniel Wynne Gade was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on September 28, 1936. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Valparaiso University, IN, in 1959, immediately followed by an MA at University of Illinois at Champaign ­Urbana (1960), then an MS (1961) and PhD (1967) both at University of Wisconsin ­Madison.

PhD Students: Botany in Action Fellowships

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Pittsburgh, PA) is currently accepting proposals for its 2016 Botany in Action Fellowship program, which fosters the development of the next generation of plant-based scientists who are committed, first, to excellent research, and second, to educational outreach.

Open to PhD students enrolled at US graduate institutions and conducting plant-based scientific field research, the BIA program provides each Fellow with:

December 30 Deadline for Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award

The Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award is given to a keen undergraduate ethnobiologist who will sit on our Board as an appointed "Student Advisor." The student should come with ideas and energy to increase undergraduate student involvement in our Society.

Board Nominations Due by November 20, 2015

The November 20th deadline is quickly approaching for you to submit nominations for two individuals to join the Board of Trustees.

Best Poster Award Winner for 2015

The Best Ethnobiology Poster Award was given to Heather Thakar from Temple University. Her poster title was "Food & Fertility in Prehistoric California: A Case-study of Risk-Reducing Foraging Behavior and Population Growth from Santa Cruz Island, California." Heather's research in the Northern Channel Islands of California reveals fascinating information about the links between fertility, population growth, and food acquisition. Congratulations to Heather on her poster! 

Membership Prices Increase January 1, 2016

Our membership prices will be increasing as of January 1, 2016. Here are the prices:

ONLINE ONLY
Student: $20
Retired: $25
Regular: $30

PRINT
Student: $55
Retired: $60
Regular: $65

INSTITUTIONAL: $140

Aidee Guzman receives the 2015 Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award.

Aidee Guzman is a student of Eve Emshwiller at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will be graduating this May with a Bachelor’s of Science in Botany and Environmental Studies. She has completed two senior thesis research projects, one on the impacts of honeybee hive placement on cranberry pollination and one on the effect of Mexico-US immigration on the transmission of plant knowledge. Our awards committee was impressed by Aidee’s coursework, her extensive research experience, and her leadership skills.

2015 Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award goes to Dr. Cecil Brown!

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.

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