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About SEB

The Society for Economic Botany (SEB) is about people exploring the uses of, and our relationship with plants, cultures and our environment - plants and human affairs. You might well call our research and educational efforts, the science of survival.


With the continuing uncertainty from the pandemic and its economic fallout, SEB and ISE have decided to postpone the joint SEB-ISE conference in Jamaica one more time, pushing it back to 2022. Visit the SEB meeting webpage for more information on 2021 virtual programming.

SEB is proud to use virtual platforms to connect the SEB Community during the Covid pandemic via programs such as the following Panel Discussion and Symposium. Visit the pages below for more information and to access links to the recordings. We hope you will join us for future SEB programs.

Registration and Abstract Submission NOW OPEN! Click here for more information.

Guest Talk: Book Writing for Ethnobotanical Research - May 6, 2021 (recording now available)

Spring Panel on Decolonizing Ethnobotany - April 17, 2021 (recoding now available)

Fall Online Symposium - October 23, 2020 (recording now available)

SEB Student Council's Panel Discussion - January 12, 2021 (recording now available)


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