2011 Recipient of the Barbara Lawrence Award

Congratulations to Paul Szpak, recipient of the 2011 Barbara Lawrence Award!

35th Annual Meeting, Denver Botanic Gardens, April 11–14, 2012. "Conservation and Communities"

SoE 2012 Conference logoThe Society of Ethnobiology invites papers for our 2012 conference "Conservation and Communities" to be held April 11–14, 2012, at the Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado. This year's conference theme explores the importance and power of linking conservation efforts to communities.
We encourage presentations that: 

Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award Goes to Alex McAlvay

The Society of Ethnobiology is pleased to announce that Alex McAlvay is the first recipient of our "Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award".  Alex is a senior biological anthropology student at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. His chief interests are in evolutionary medicine and nutrition. Among other accomplishments, Alex has undertaken several projects related to indigenous diet, especially in the Cascadia region of the NW US, including establishing a native plant demonstration garden at Mercer Island Library.

Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award Recognizes Dr. Richard Ford

The Society of Ethnobiology is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Ford is the first recipient of our "Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award".  Dr. Ford's long history of mentorship and scholarship exceeds the criteria of the award: to honour an ethnobiologist who has made outstanding contributions to the discipline of ethnobiology and to our Society.

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. The recipient of the award (or in special circumstances, a representative of the winner) shall present an address at the annual meeting the year of his/her selection. Lodging for the duration of the conference and conference registration fee will be covered by the Society of Ethnobiology. Please submit the nomination materials electronically by November 15:

  1. a letter of nomination of no more than 500 words, including a short biographical sketch of the nominee, and
  2. a current CV of the nominee.

The nomination materials can be submitted via the online nomination form. Questions? Contact awards@ethnobiology.org

Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award Nomination Form