Alaska Ethnobotany

Alaska Ethnobotany

Exploring the Relationships Between People and Plants

Alaska Ethnobotany Program (EBOT)

Elitelta naunranek – Let’s learn about plants! Ethnobotany is the study of the relationships between people and plants. Ethnobotany as an academic discipline is relatively young and interdisciplinary in nature; it builds on concepts and...

EBOT Courses & Degrees

EBOT Courses & Programs The Ethnobotany program is offered through the University of Alaska Fairbanks at the UAF Kuskokwim Campus located in Bethel, AK. Our degrees and courses are available online and accessible to anyone, no...

Contact Us

  Interested in taking EBOT courses? For questions about EBOT courses or the UAF Ethnobotany Program, please email us at uaf-ethnobotany@alaska.edu. Our program assistant, Aihs Palmer, will be happy to answer questions regarding scholarships and...

EBOT Courses & Degrees

EBOT Courses & Programs

The Ethnobotany program is offered through the University of Alaska Fairbanks at the UAF Kuskokwim Campus located in Bethel, AK. Our degrees and courses are available online and accessible to anyone, no matter your location. The UAF College of Rural and Community Development offers in-state tuition to all of our online students, no matter where you live.

Thanks to our generous funder, USDA NIFA, we are able to offer a limited amount of tuition scholarships. Please contact us for details.

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Student Projects

View some highlighted final projects from Applied Ethnobotany Fall and Spring (EBOT 250/251). Find more project posts here.

Western Skunk Cabbage Pit Roasted Steelhead Trout

Western Skunk Cabbage in Southeast Alaska Lysichiton americanus Hultén & H. St. John also known as western skunk cabbage or “swamp lantern,” as it is...
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Blue Corn Mush with Juniper Ash

Acoma Blue Corn, Zea mays L. (Poaceae), has been part of the Southwest Indigenous diet for hundreds of years and is a staple in many...
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Noticing Culturally Marked Birch Trees

Introduction Last semester I learned about coastal and tundra grasses, primarily beach rye grass, and the various culturally distinct ways people have ingeniously transformed the...
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Black Walnut Syrup. At preschool!

Introduction For some time, I’ve wanted to tap trees for sap, but I don’t have any tap-able trees in my yard. Land access, and access...
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Blog

Ethnobotany Blog

See what's new with the Ethnobotany Program! Access the news archive here.

Guest speaker: Dr. Cory Whitney

Dr. Cory Whitney talked about the use of collaborative research and holistic analysis approaches to describe systems and model decision impact pathways. He addressed ‘some...
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Ethnobotany at ONC 2022 Science and Culture Camp

In late July 2022, the Orutsararmiut Native Council of Bethel organized another successful Culture and Science Camp for students from all over the the Yukon-Kuskokwim...
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National Teaching Award for EBOT Instructor!

Congratulations, Steffi! Please read the full award text posted on the website of The Botanical Society of America below: 2022 - Dr. Stefanie (Steffi) Ickert-Bond (University of...
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Respectful Harvesting Guidelines by Kayaani Sisters Council

The Kaayani Sisters, consisting of Trixie Bennett, Louise Brady, Eva Burk, Tia Holley, Gloria Simeon, Disney Williams and Naomi Michalsen have developed the Respectful Harvesting...
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