Save the Date: Montreal, Canada May 10-13, 2017

State of Ethnobiology: Advocacy, Ethics, and Applications
40th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology

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Open Letter: SOE members denounce the murder of Berta Cáceres and condemn Gustavo Castro Soto’s incarceration in Honduras.

For Press Release: Monday, March 28, 2016

From: The Society of Ethnobiology

Re: Society of Ethnobiology (Scholars and Professionals) denounce the murder of Berta Cáceres and condemn Gustavo Castro Soto’s incarceration in Honduras.

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.

Membership Prices Increase January 1, 2016

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

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

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


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.

Changes in the Journal of Ethnobiology Editorial Board

The Society of Ethnobiology announces a change in the editorial board of their flagship journal. Dana Lepofsky, Kris Gremillion, and Lee Newsome have served as editors for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 volumes of the Journal of Ethnobiology. Moving forward with the fall 2015 issue and beyond, Dana Lepofsky and Steve Wolverton will serve as editors of the Journal. The Society’s Board of Trustees is very grateful to Dr. Gremillion and Dr. Newsom for their high quality work. The Journal of Ethnobiology has benefited enormously from their editorial work.