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.

Elections Results

Members of the Society of Ethnobiology have elected ethnobiologists to three positions on the Board of Trustees.  The new President Elect will be Cynthia Fowler.  Karen Park will become the Secretary.  Daniela Shebitz will become the Member at Large for Promotion, Outreach, and Funding.  These new board members will take office at the Santa Barbara meeting in May 2015.

Print Membership Changes

As of January 1, 2015, print membership will be on a rolling basis, just like our online memberships are. This means that your membership will be for one year, beginning with the date that you joined. Any questions, please contact Treasurer Denise Glover at treasurer@ethnobiology.org

Martin Aucion receives the 2014 Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award

Martin Aucion is the recipient of the Society of Ethnobiology’s 2014 Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award. Aucion is double majoring in Geography and Anthropology, with a minor in Biology, at the University of North Texas. His undergraduate thesis addresses how local food systems create community at farmers’ markets and connect producers and consumers to a sense of place in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Research Assistantships in Paleoethnobotany/Paleoecology

Research assistantships are available at the University of Cincinnati starting Fall 2015.  Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and are interested in studying paleoethnobotany or paleoecology in North America, Mesoamerica or Central Asia may apply. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: human use of plants, both wild and domesticated, differences in dietary habits among groups of varying economic status, and how cultures manipulate their environment through their agricultural and other land-use practices.

2015 Ethnobiology Graduate Fellowships Awarded

The Society of Ethnobiology is pleased to announce the first ever recipients of our Graduate Research Fellowships in Ethnobiology.

Graduate Ethnobiology Research Fellowships

The Executive Board of the Society of Ethnobiology is delighted to announce three new funded graduate research fellowships.  We invite applications from graduate student members.

Dr. Eugene Hunn Wins the 2014 Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award

The Awards Committee of the Society of Ethnobiology is delighted to announce that Dr. Eugene Hunn, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Washington, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award at our forthcoming conference in Cherokee. Professor Hunn is well known for his ethnobiological fieldwork across the North American continent, from Alaska to Mexico. He has also made outstanding contributions to theory and method in ethnobiology.