Join an Online Discussion of Cultural Perspectives on Biodiversity

The University of Otago and New Zealand Ecological Society warmly invites members of the Society of Ethnobiology to join an online discussion of cultural approaches to biodiversity research and management. Eight propositions for debate were proposed by New Zealand ecologists, but most have relevance to ethnobiology and science partnerships throughout the world.

Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award

The Society of Ethnobiology announces its Distinguished Ethnobiologist award to honor an ethnobiologist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of ethnobiology and advancing the goals of the Society. In recognition of these contributions, the recipient will be awarded a lifetime honorary membership to the Society of Ethnobiology.

Highlights 2010 Board of Directors Meeting

Click on the link below to download a PDF copy of "Highlights 2010 Board of Directors Meeting."

2010 Recipients of the Best Ethnobiology Poster Award

Mairi M. Capper (Simon Fraser University). In Their Words: Using Ancient Written Sources to Interpret the Palaeobotanical Remains of Tell Tayinat, Turkey. [Abstract]

Jocelyn Mueller (Tufts University, Boston, USA). Including Local Voices in Global Discourse: Case Studies from Boumba, Niger. [Abstract]

Congratulations Mairi and Jocelyn!

2010 Recipient of the Barbara Lawrence Award

John Marston (University of California, Los Angeles). Assessing Long Term Sustainability of Agricultural Systems. (Oral presentation). [Abstract]

Congratulations John!

Ethnobiology Letters: New Online, Open-access, Peer Reviewed Journal for Short Papers

The Society of Ethnobiology introduces a new online, open-access, peer reviewed journal for short papers ( called Ethnobiology Letters (EBL).  The Society now publishes a full complement of journals headlined by the Journal of Ethnobiology and complemented by Contributions in Ethnobiology for monograph length publications and EBL for short papers.

Announcing the SoE Undergraduate Student Award

The Society of Ethnobiology is looking for a keen undergraduate ethnobiologist to 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.

This is a one-year position that comes with a one-year membership in the Society, a waiver for our Society of Ethnobiology annual meeting registration, accommodation for 3 nights during the conference, and $250 USD to put towards travel. More details »