Networking in Ethnobiology
The ISE provides an important sharing platform for groups from around the world whose work involves biocultural diversity, conservation, resource rights, applied ethics and other aspects of ethnobiology. Regional representatives for Africa, Central & South America and the Caribbean, North Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania & the Pacific Islands, are important members of the ISE Board who catalyze regional networking initiatives by liaising with regional ethnobiological organizations, promoting interconnections between ISE members from around the world. The goal is to provide a network between regions and kinds of research, crossing contemporary concerns and world views.
The ISE endeavors to cultivate a wide ‘web’ or network of relations with existing organizations, societies and individuals and act, primarily through the congresses, as a ‘hub’ of resource and action centers, while cultivating its links in a wider ‘web’ or network of relations with existing organizations, societies and individuals.
The ISE has created a list of ethnobiology-related Societies and Journals, with input from our members, which is now available as a resource. Please let the ISE Managing Director know if you have any corrections or additions.
The Open Science Network in Ethnobiology (OSNE) is a network of volunteers who share teaching materials and successful pedagogical practices in ethnobiology. The OSNE is not primarily affiliated with the ISE but we include a link here as an important networking resource to ethnobiologists; it is open to anyone who would like to participate.
The International Network of Emerging Ethnobiologists (INEE) was founded in 2010 at the ISE Congress in Tofino, BC, Canada. During the pre-congress workshop, emerging ethnobiologists from around the globe came together to discuss key topics in ethnobiology and common challenges. The network was founded with the declared aim to foster international connections between emerging ethnobiologists and to establish a support network of mentors.
The success of this network depends heavily on input from emerging researchers as well as more senior and established researchers from around the globe. We therefore encourage you to email us all relevant messages (such as job adds, or information on upcoming training or funding opportunities). If you feel you may be able to contribute to the network by participating in our ‘mentorship program’, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as well.