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Joint Conference of the Society for Economic Botany (SEB) and the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) will be hosted by the UWI Mona Campus

Joint Conference of the Society for Economic Botany (SEB) and the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) will be hosted by the UWI Mona Campus

The Joint Conference of the Society for Economic Botany (SEB) and the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) will be hosted by the UWI Mona Campus on 31st May – 4th June 2020. The conference is expected to host between 300-350 delegates from over 50 countries under the title ‘Out of Many, One People: Biocultural Diversity across Borders.’ 

The conference themes will explore the mutual relationships between people and plants within the context of seven of the seventeen UN sustainable development goals: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health & Well-being, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Peace Justice and Strong Institutions. 

Further details of the conference can be viewed on the conference website at http://econbot.org/home/meetings/economic-botany-2020.html.

About the Society for Economic Botany (SEB)
SEB is the world’s largest and most-respected professional society for those concerned with botanical, phytochemical and ethnological studies of plants. The field of economic botany also includes: agronomy, anthropology, archaeology, chemistry, economics, ethnobotany, ethnology, forestry, genetic resources, geography, geology, horticulture, medicine, microbiology, nutrition, pharmacognosy, and pharmacology. SEB’s stated mission is to foster and encourage scientific research, education, and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants, and the relationship between plants and people, and to make the results of research available to the scientific community and the general public through meetings and publications.

About the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE)
ISE is a global, collaborative network of researchers, academics, students, lawyers, policy-makers, and community leaders from over 70 countries, working to preserve links between human societies and the natural world. The expertise of ISE members includes:  ethnobiology, conservation of biocultural diversity, intellectual property and resource rights, ecology, and applied ethics. ISE’s stated mission is to support the role of indigenous, local, and traditional peoples in protecting their ecosystems and knowledge base, and to provide platforms for discussion among these groups and other people involved in the stewardship of resources.
 

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