Special Issue: Ethics in Ethnobiology
Ethics is a core interest of practicing ethnobiologists and a function of healthy relationships between individuals, cultures, researchers, and the foci of study. Changing times and cultural identities require clear reflections among scientists and responsive interactions with the individuals and cultures who work with ethnobiologists. This Ethnobiology Letters special issue on Ethics in Ethnobiology explores the diverse ways in which intentional conversations about ethics guide us as we encounter unforeseen circumstances and witness changing values in ourselves as well as our collaborators. By integrating the ethics of diverse interlocutors into their own research endeavors, the authors illustrate how ethnobiologists listen deeply to the values of their research collaborators.
Guest Editors: Cynthia T. Fowler and Scott M. Herron
Co-editors: Andrew Flachs, John M. Marston, Elizabeth A. Olson, and James R. Welch
Review Editor: Felice S. Wyndham
Production Editor: Jonathan Dombrosky
Editorial Assistants: Andrew D. Gillreath-Brown and Emily Johnson
Cover Image: Drawing on gardening magazines, ecology texts, and heirloom seed catalogues, this collage reflects on how discourse in the United States about native and non-native plants embodies violent, anti-immigrant, and racist rhetoric. Collage by Sophie Duncan, 2017.