Symposia and different sessions


Abstract submission deadline ended  Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST. 

From now on the eventual submission of abstracts needs a special permission and depends on time availability for each planned symposia/sessions.

Abstract submission, detailed instructions and list of symposia.  Abstracts maximum of 350 words; there is a limit of two abstracts per first author registered.

Please,  don’t forget to register for the meeting. Registration available here!

2017 Society for Economic Botany Meeting Student, Post-doc and Least Developed Country (LDC/UN) Member Travel Awards

We will be able to provide four travel grants to attend the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany! Here is the link to the application info:

List of symposia

  • Ethnobotany of Mountain Regions
  • Economic botany: approaches from Archaeobotany, Ethnography and History
  • Ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology and natural products: challenges and trend
  • Agrobiodiversity and traditional knowledge: conservation strategies and sustainable development
  • SEB Free topics
  • Write In Symposium/Workshop
  •  2nd Hispano-Portuguese Meeting  on Ethnobiology (II EHPE)
Sessions of II EHPE Symposium (Tuesday, June 6th )
  • Cork and cork production
  • Markets and urban ethnobotany
  • Ethnobotanical linguistics and toponymy
  • Ecossystem services
  • Empowerment of traditional knowledge holders and politics
  • Traditional knowledge networks
  • Free topics
Considering the number of papers submitted, parallel sessions might have to be planned
Provisional programme

14th Biocultural Collections Meeting

Sunday, June 4th

General information and registration

Teaching Tuesday Workshops

Tuesday, June 6th

General information and registration

The SEB conference theme this year is
Living in a global world: ethnobotany, local knowledge and sustainability.

Join us and present your latest research, participate in our Teaching Tuesday hands-on workshops, and enjoy field trips in the area known for its historic beauty.
Registation and abstract submission are open!

You can visit our webpage menu for detailed information about registration rates and conference activities.

Society for Economic Botany
4475 Castleman Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Ph. 314-577-9566, Fx 314-577-9515

Mission: 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 such research available to the scientific community and the general public through meetings and publications.