Ethnobiology Letters

Ethnobiology Letters (ISSN 2159-8126) is a gold open access, fully online, peer reviewed journal for publication of short communications concerning ethnobiology, the study of the relationships between humans and environments in diverse spatial and temporal contexts. Published by the Society of Ethnobiology, with support from its membership, EBL does not currently charge publication fees. Articles are published on a rolling basis in one annual issue, with occasional thematic issues. EBL is indexed in Scopus, Web of Science, EBSCOhost, and DOAJ. For more information about submitting articles, see Author Guidelines and Online Submissions.

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Of Interest: Popular articles? These were Ethnobiology Letter’s most accessed articles in August 2016 according to CrossRef data regarding DOI traffic:


1) Preliminary Starch Grain Evidence of Ancient Stone Tool Use at the Early Archaic (9,000 B.P.) Site of Sandy Hill, Mashantucket, Connecticut by Thomas C. Hart, Timothy H. Ives (2013)

2) Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Effects on Pollen: Archaeological Implications by Crystal A. Dozier (2016)

3) Sustainable Science? Reducing the Carbon Impact of Scientific Mega-Meetings by Alexandra G. Ponette-González, Jarrett E. Byrnes (2011)

4) An Interview with Ethnobiologist Dr. Elizabeth Widjaja by Cynthia Fowler, Amy Pittsenbarger (2011)

5) Folk Knowledge of an Individual Plant Specimen: The Case of the Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis L.) in Virestad Parish, Småland, Sweden by Ingvar Svanberg (2012)

6) Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology of the Northeast Pacific by Ray Pierotti (2013)

7) Ethnobiology 5: Interdisciplinarity in an Era of Rapid Environmental Change by Steve Wolverton (2013)

8) Birdlime in Western Myanmar: Preparation, Use, and Conservation Implications for an Endemic Bird by Steven G. Platt, Kalyar Platt, Thet Zaw Naing, Hong Meng, Win Ko Ko, Naing Lin, Robert J. Tizzard, Khin Myo Myo, Me Me Soe, Thomas R. Rainwater (2012)

9) Tusk or Bone? An Example of Ivory Substitute in the Wildlife Trade by Margaret E. Sims, Barry W. Baker, Robert M. Hoesch (2011)

Posted: 2016-09-08 More...

New Articles: Just published in EBL



Birds of the Mongol Empire by Eugene N. Anderson


Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans. Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development and Reconciliation. Edited by Andrea Pieroni and Cassandra L. Quave. 2014. Springer, New York. 255 pp. Reviewed by Katherine E. French

Posted: 2016-09-03 More...
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Vol 7, No 1 (2016)

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Cover image: Therianthropic and chimeric images are gaining in popularity again, as people re-imagine the connections, hybridizations, tresspassings and cross purposes of animal-human-plant relationships in the 21st century. Mural detail by artist/illustrator/street artist Tamara Alves, photographed in Lisbon, Portugal (2015) by Felice Wyndham.