Fostering research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people.

About SEB

The Society for Economic Botany (SEB) is for people exploring the uses of plants and the relationships among plants, cultures, and our environment. In June 2023, the Society’s name will change to the Society for Ethnobotany. Ethnobotany, termed “the science of survival,” encompasses a wide variety of studies of plants’ many roles in human affairs.


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SAVE THE DATES! 2023 hybrid joint meeting of SEB and SoE, June 4-9, 2023.
More information will become available soon.

SEB is proud to have hosted several on-line virtual events in 2021. To see a list of these events, and access recordings, click here.

Congratulations to this year's Mid-Career Excellence Award winner, Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu, associate Professor at the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems at the North West University, South Africa! 


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