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.  All travel expenses will be covered by the Society of Ethnobiology. Please submit the nomination materials electronically by January 31, 2020:

  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

Highlights 2010 Board of Directors Meeting

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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!