New Articles: Two New Articles Posted in EBL!

Two new articles posted in EBL! One by Andrew Gillreath-Brown and the other by Jonathan DeVore.  
Posted: 2017-12-22

New Articles: New Research Communication published in Ethnobiology Letters!

Beyond Depression? A Review of the Optimal Foraging Theory Literature in Zooarchaeology and Archaeobotany by Emily Lena Jones and David A. Hurley.  
Posted: 2017-04-24 More...

New Articles: Ethnobiology Letters publishes new articles in Vol. 8, Issue 1


Biocultural Design: Harvesting Manomin with Wabaseemoong Independent Nations by Valeria Kuzivanova and Iain J. Davidson-Hunt

Gender Bias Affects Forests Worldwide by Marlène Elias, Susan S Hummel, Bimbika S Basnett, and Carol J.P. Colfer
Posted: 2017-04-21 More...

New Articles: Editorial looks towards plurality and diversity in ethnobiology in 2017


Ethnobiology Letters wraps up its regular annual issue with an editorial that reflects on some challenges to biodiversity and cultural diversity during the last year, as well as some areas of bright promise in 2017.

Plurality in Ethnobiology: A Look Towards 2017 by James R. Welch, John M. Marston, Elizabeth A. Olson
Posted: 2017-01-02 More...

Special Issue: Ethnobiology Letters publishes new special issue on “Memoirs and Memory"


Ethnobiology Letters has just published a special issue on “Memoirs and Memory," guest edited by John Richard Stepp. This issue seeks includes six original contributions accompanied by an editorial by Stepp. The articles are memoirs in the broadest sense, including reflections and analyses of unpublished data.

Table of Contents for Vol. 7, Issue 2: Special Issue on Memoirs and Memory

Posted: 2016-12-31 More...

New Articles: New Research Communication published in Ethnobiology Letters!

Searching for Symbolic Value of Cattle: Tropical Livestock Units, Market Price, and Cultural Value of Maasai Livestock by Robert J. Quinlan, Isaya Rumas, Godfrey Naiskye, Marsha Quinlan, Jonathan Yoder  
Posted: 2016-10-06 More...

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...

New Articles: Check out these new articles in Ethnobiology Letters!


Calling for greater attention to global health issues in the field of ethnobiology, Quinlan and Quinlan review the innovative field of One Health. Brien A. Meilleur reviews Le Bestiaire Innu, Les Quadrupèdes by Daniel Clément, an ambitious compilation of Innu knowledge about 20 quadrupeds. Steve Wolverton reviews The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature by David George Haskell, a personal account of the author’s ecological observations of one square-meter in the southern Appalachian forest over the course of a single year.


Ethnobiology in One Health by Marsha B. Quinlan, Robert J. Quinlan


Le Bestiaire Innu, Les Quadrupèdes. By Daniel Clément. 2012. Presses de l’Université Laval, Quebèc City. 548 pp. Reviewed by Brien Meilleur

The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature. By David George Haskell. 2013. Penguin Books, New York. 288 pp. Reviewed by Steve Wolverton

Posted: 2016-09-01 More...

Improvements: Ethnobiology Letters now publishes in HTML format


We are pleased to announce that Ethnobiology Letters now publishes articles in both PDF and HTML formats to facilitate online reading! Our traditional PDFs are still available for printing and downloading to your digital library. The new HTML formatting, available for all 2016 articles, allows quick full-text viewing without the need to download a separate file.

Posted: 2016-08-20 More...

Improvements: Ethnobiology Letters invites reflections, memorials, interviews, and other short opinion pieces

Responding to interest by potential authors, EBL now invites reflections, obituaries, interviews, and other short opinion pieces for publication in our recently expanded section Interviews & Reflections. This new forum is intended to provide space for ethnobiological insights and thoughts with all the benefits and longevity of indexed open access academic publishing. Submissions to this section will be evaluated by our editors on the basis of content and interest. Interviews & Reflections manuscripts are limited to 3500 words, 10 cited references, two figures, and one video. For more specific guidelines, please see:  
Posted: 2016-08-11 More...

New Articles: Ethnobiology Letters starts 2016 with a bang!


Check out these original research papers and reviews in our new issue. EBL publishes articles on a rolling bases throughout the year, so check back soon to see more!


Ethnobotany of Breadfruit in Vanuatu: Review and Prospects by Jean-Pierre Labouisse

Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Effects on Pollen: Archaeological Implications by Crystal A. Dozier


Longitudinal Taphonomic Studies of Mammal Carcasses from the Rio Salado Valley, Mendoza, Argentina by Clara Otaola and Alfonsina Tripaldi

Eastern Sumbanese Bird Classification and Nomenclature: Additions and Revisions by Gregory Forth


The Relative Native: Essays on Indigenous Conceptual Worlds. By Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. Reviewed by Eugene N. Anderson

Una Isĩ Kayawa: Livro de Cura do Povo Huni Kuĩ do Rio Jordão. Edited by Agostinho Manduca M. Ĩka Muru and Alexandre Quinet. Reviewed by Carlos E. A. Coimbra Jr.

Around the World in 80 Plants: An Edible Perennial Vegetable Adventure in Temperate Climates. By Stephen Barstow. Reviewed by Ada Grabowska-Zhang

The Ecology of Pastoralism. Edited by P. Nick Kardulias. Reviewed by Kārlis Rokpelnis

Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge: Ethnobotany and Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples of Northwestern North America. Vols. 1 & 2. Reviewed by Vanessa Mardones

Rivers, Fish, and the People: Tradition, Science, and Historical Ecology of Fisheries in the American West. Edited by Pei-Lin Yu. Reviewed by Jonathan Dombrosky

Posted: 2016-04-08 More...

Improvements: EBL Adopts Creative Commons License

Ethnobiology Letters (EBL) is pleased to announce that it has moved to a new licensing model based on Creative Commons licenses that more fully reflects the journal’s open access vision. The latest generation of Creative Commons licenses help journals like EBL to fully embrace open access while allowing authors to retain their own copyrights, ensuring proper recognition of our journal’s and Society’s contribution, and discouraging third parties from using our publications for commercial gain. We intend to make this change starting with our first 2016 issue. Additionally, we have also applied this license to all previously published articles. Click "more" for further details about how this affects the rights of past and future authors.  
Posted: 2016-02-04 More...

Of Interest: Support Ethnobiology Letters with a donation to the Society of Ethnobiology Online Publications Fund

Ethnobiology Letters remains free for readers and authors through generous support from the Society of Ethnobiology and its membership. The Society of Ethnobiology recently set up a special fund to support the organization’s online publishing efforts, including Ethnobiology Letters and Contributions in Ethnobiology. In order to help keep EBL free of charge and help make it sustainable in the long term, please consider making a donation now!  
Posted: 2016-01-14 More...

Improvements: Updated Author Guidelines

Ethnobiology Letters has just updated its author guidelines in order to assist authors in preparing manuscripts. Authors' diligence in closely following these guidelines is part of what makes our free, open-access publishing possible.  
Posted: 2016-01-02 More...

New Articles: Brazil's new Biodiversity Law discussed in an Ethnobiology Letters editorial

Did you know Brazil has a new law regulating research, commercialization, and benefit sharing involving the country's genetic biodiversity and associated traditional knowledge? Find about it in this new editorial by James R. Welch!  
Posted: 2015-12-21 More...

New Articles: Perspectives from Gene Anderson's Bookshelf


Gene Anderson has long been a tremendous mind in ethnobiology and a great influence in the Society of Ethnobiology and its publications. Ethnobiology Letters  is delighted to honor his mentorship and intellectual guidance with a new Reviews feature called "Perspectives from Gene Anderson's Bookshelf." It will showcase Gene's steady, enlightening stream of book reviews in ethnobiology, bringing to the rest of us his perspicacious, deeply informed, and fun-to-read take on contemporary scholarship. He shows us how to be good readers, generous critics, and long-view scholars.

Posted: 2015-12-21 More...

Special Issue: New Special Issue on Digital Zooarchaeology


This first-ever special issue of Ethnobiology Letters highlights a series of new technological approaches in the sub-discipline of zooarchaeology that expands the capacity for addressing outstanding research questions and charts new courses for interpretation beyond conventional analyses.

Posted: 2015-12-18 More...

New Articles: Review of "Ancient Plants and People" just published

Diana Rocío Carvajal Contreras has just published a review of Ancient Plants and People: Contemporary Trends in Archaeobotany, edited by Marco Madella, Carla Lancelotti, and Manon Savard.  
Posted: 2015-12-08

Improvements: Ethnobiology Letters is now in Web of Science!

Thomson Reuters' Web of Science has just included Ethnobiology Letters via the Emerging Sources Citation Index. This important advance will help improve access to EBL articles and grow the journal’s exposure. In addition to Web of Science, Ethnobiology Letters is also indexed in Scopus and DOAJ.  
Posted: 2015-12-05

New Articles: Just published!

“Buying a Pig in a Poke”: The Problem of Elasmobranch Meat Consumption in Southern Brazil by Hugo Bornatowski, Raul Rennó Braga, Carolina Kalinowski, Jean Ricardo Simões Vitule  
Posted: 2015-11-18

New Articles: New Mini-Review in Ethnobiology Letters

Examining Fuel Use in Antiquity: Archaeobotanical and Anthracological Approaches in Southwest Asia by Alexia Smith, Krista Dotzel, Joyce Fountain, Lucas Proctor, and Madelynn von Baeyer  
Posted: 2015-11-07

New Articles: Hot off the press

Cecil H. Brown has just published a short perspective essay on Paleobiolinguistics of New World Crops and the Otomanguean Language Family!
Posted: 2015-09-24

New Articles: Perspective essay

Trail Trees: Living Artifacts (Vivifacts) of Eastern North America by Nicholas C. Kawa, Bradley Painter, and Cailín E. Murray  
Posted: 2015-09-17

New Articles: Just published!

The Importance of Insects in Australian Aboriginal Society: A Dictionary Survey by Aung Si and Myfany Turpin  
Posted: 2015-09-17
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