Scientific societies are especially important for ethnobiologists because they provide opportunities for interdisciplinary conversations across the divides of geography, culture, and academic disciplines. Some of the societies have working groups which are dedicated to the instructional aspects of ethnobiology.
International Scientific Societies
The Society for Economic Botany (SEB) is probably the oldest and largest of the ethnobiological societies and publishes the journal Economic Botany. Although the SEB was for a long time considered to be a "North American" organization, in recent years meetings have been held several times in Europe and Asia with plans for regular meetings outside of North America. The SEB has at the same time seen a steady increase in the diversity of membership with greater numbers every year from nations outside of North America.
The Society of Ethnobiology (SoE) is committed to gathering and disseminating knowledge of ethnobiology, and to fostering an ongoing appreciation for the richness of ethnobiology worldwide. Members include academic and non-academic individuals who share a binding interest in exploring human-biological relationships, from the very distant past to the immediate present. SoE membership is made up of researchers who study neo and paleo-ethnobiology, use qualitative and quantitative methods, study human interactions with plants and animals, and conduct applied and basic research. [from the SoE website]
The International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) is committed to achieving a greater understanding of the complex relationships, both past and present, that exist within and between human societies and their environments. The Society endeavors to promote a harmonious existence between humankind and the Bios for the benefit of future generations. Ethnobiologists recognize that Indigenous Peoples, traditional societies, and local communities are critical to the conservation of biological, cultural and linguistic diversity. [from the ISE website]
Regional Scientific Societies
The Foro Etnobiología Perú (Peruvian Ethnobiology Group -- on Facebook) is a virtual group on the subject of ethnobotany, traditional knowledge and other aspects of Ethnobiology. It is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students of the Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Sciences (Biology) and researchers interested as anthropologists, linguists and other residents in Peru and abroad. [from the forum]
The Brazilian Society for Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology (SBEE) is
The Ethnobiology of Europe Research Network (EERN) is aimed to foster scientific collaboration among people interested in doing research on the Ethnobiology of Europe. The objectives of are to provide a service that enables to communicate efficiently information about people, education, training, research projects, and funding opportunities related to the study of ethnobiology in Europe and of Europe. [from the EERN wiki]