Dear colleagues

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany (SEB) and the 2nd Hispano-Portuguese Meeting on Ethnobiology (II EHPE), a joint event aiming at connecting economic botanists and ethnobiologists from all over the world.

Since 1960, SEB Annual Meetings provide a stimulating milieu for scientific exchange amongst SEB members and researchers from different countries and regions. For the first time the Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany (SEB) will be held in Portugal, in the city of Bragança,Trás-os-Montes, within an ecological and culturally fascinating environment.

The I EHPE happened in 2010 in Albacete, Castilla La Mancha, Spain, simultaneously with the 11th Congress of the International Society of Ethnopharmacology (ISE 2010). In Albacete, about 80 Hispano-Portuguese speakers with diverse backgrounds and interest, researching in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia, presented their works and discussed wider importance of Ethnobiological research. Six years later, we are able to promote a second meeting (II EHPE) aiming at updating and strengthening networks between different research groups, experts, students and any people interested in interdisciplinary etnobiological approaches.

On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees, we look forward to welcoming you to Bragança in June 2017.

List of symposia


  • Symposium 1 Ethnobotany of Mountain Regions, Monday June 5
  • Symposium 2 Economic botany: approaches from Archaeobotany, Ethnography and History, Monday June 5
  • SEB Free topics, Monday June 5
  • Symposium 3 Ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology and natural products: challenges and trends,  Tuesday June 6 and Thursday June 8
  • Symposium 4 Agrobiodiversity and traditional knowledge: conservation strategies and sustainable development, Tuesday June 6 and Thursday June 8
  • 2nd Hispano-Portuguese Meeting  on Ethnobiology (II EHPE), Tuesday June 6

Sessions of II EHPE Symposium (Tuesday, June 6th )
  • Cork and cork production
  • Markets and urban ethnobotany
  • Ethnobotanical linguistics and toponymy
  • Ecossystem services
  • Empowerment of traditional knowledge holders and politics
  • Traditional knowledge networks
  • Free topics
Considering the number of papers submitted, presentations will run in parallel sesions
Final programme


Abstract submission deadline ended  Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST

From May 1st it is not possible to accept new submissions because there is no more time availablef or new symposia/sessions.

Abstracts maximum of 350 words;  two abstracts per first author registered

Please,  don’t forget to register for the meeting. Registration available here!

2017 Society for Economic Botany Meeting Student, Post-doc and Least Developed Country (LDC/UN) Member Travel Awards. Deadline ended by March 8th

We will be able to provide four travel grants to attend the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany! Here is the link to the application info: http://www.econbot.org/themes/Econbot/pdfs/2017STA.pdf