Dear colleagues

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany (SEB) and the 2nd Hispano-Portuguese Meeting on Ethnobiology (II EHPE), a joint event aiming at connecting economic botanists and ethnobiologists from all over the world.

Since 1960, SEB Annual Meetings provide a stimulating milieu for scientific exchange amongst SEB members and researchers from different countries and regions. For the first time the Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany (SEB) will be held in Portugal, in the city of Bragança,Trás-os-Montes, within an ecological and culturally fascinating environment.

The I EHPE happened in 2010 in Albacete, Castilla La Mancha, Spain, simultaneously with the 11th Congress of the International Society of Ethnopharmacology (ISE 2010). In Albacete, about 80 Hispano-Portuguese speakers with diverse backgrounds and interest, researching in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia, presented their works and discussed wider importance of Ethnobiological research. Six years later, we are able to promote a second meeting (II EHPE) aiming at updating and strengthening networks between different research groups, experts, students and any people interested in interdisciplinary etnobiological approaches.

On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees, we look forward to welcoming you to Bragança in June 2017.