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Steven A. Weber and the Birth of the Society of Ethnobiology
- Emslie, Steven D.
- Journal of ethnobiology 2018 v.38 no.4 pp. 456-463
- anthropology, professionals, students, Arizona
- The origin and early history of the Journal of Ethnobiology and Society of Ethnobiology in Arizona in the late 1970s and early 1980s are reviewed in respect to the contributions of Steven A. Weber. The roles of Lyndon Hargrave, James Stuckey, and Prescott Center College in this history are documented, along with the events leading to the incorporation of the non-profit Society of Ethnobiology in 1981. Steven Weber became the first President of the Society and remained active in Society meetings and business throughout his career. The Society continues to grow and expand, with new publications established in recent years. The Journal also remains strong and is now published quarterly. Steve Weber's support and involvement in the Society and the field of ethnobiology over the past four decades has left a lasting legacy that will continue to influence students and professionals for many more decades to come.