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The 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 an 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. The vision of the ISE is reflected in its Code of Ethics, to which all Members are bound.

EBD BookEthnobiology and Biocultural Diversity,
Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress.


The most comprehensive collection of papers in the field to date, Ethnobiology and Biocultural Diversity presents state-of-the-art research and commentary from more than 50 of the world's leading ethnobiologists. Covering a wide range of ecosystems and world regions, the papers center on global change and the relationships among traditional knowledge, biological diversity and cultural diversity.

All royalties go to benefit the ISE!

EBD Book Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity

edited by Pablo B. Eyzaguirre,Olga F. Linares (2004-2006 ISE President)


The 34 compiled essays in this book explore "the diverse ways that home gardens are created and managed by peoples throughout the tropical world and how they contribute to the conservation and sustained use of agricultural biodiversity." From theoretical principles to real case studies, we see many surprising ways in which home gardeners can and do contribute to a rich plant heritage and its survival. Focusing on peoples throughout the tropical world, and including case studies from Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Venezuela, and Vietnam, Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity explains the ways both rural and urban households manage home-garden diversity in ways that enable them to cope with the change and adapt their crops to new situations.