The Society for Economic Botany

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.

NEW - SEB Course on Writing Research Papers, 10-Week free virtual course open to SEB members. Deadline to register is December 10, 2022 and there is limited capacity. For more information click here.

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.


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