The Ethnobotanical Society: an international home for research and education in ethnobotany

Dr Akhilesh Kumar
30/06/11 05:33:31PM

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to our page for the Ethnobotanical Society working group.

We invite discussion of the following matters.

Official title and subtitle (short description)

"The Ethnobotanical Society: an international home for research and education in ethnobotany"


Ethnobotanical Society

Mission statement

1. The Ethnobotanical Society will be a not-for-profit, international and professional organization dedicated to exploring the relationships between plants and human cultures worldwide, including past, present, and possible future relationships. We are committed to scholarly research and inclusive relationships with communities and colleagues around the world.

2. The Society will help authors to get their usual work published in existing well-known international and local journals that cover ethnobotanical research.

3. The Society will offer two publications a peer-reviewed series:

World Ethnobotany Review: an occasional series of the Ethnobotanical Society,


The Ethnobotanical Newsletter: an official publication of the Ethnobotanical Society covering news and popular articles to promote a wider interest in ethnobotany in academic and non-academic circles.

4. The Society will organise local and international workshops and seminars to promote ethnobotanical research and education.

These are all goals for which funding is not currently available. As a working group, we can work without funds, online, but questions about funding will have to be discussed in the future, if interest in the proposed Society is sufficient.

Discussion of the matters above is open to all members of our working group, and your advice is welcome.

Existing members of our working group are encouraged to invite colleagues and students interested in ethnobotany to join the group and discussion, and to give us their advice [Please use the Invite tab above right inside the group page area; this can be used even if the person invited is not already a member of the Research Cooperative].

You may also send comments directly to

With best regards.


(with minor editing by PJM, Co-op Admin, 1.7.2011)