Brent Berlin and Elois Ann Berlin, professors in anthropology, received the 2008 Distinguished Economic Botanist Award, the highest honor for professionals from the national Society for Economic Botany.
Brent Berlin is Graham Perdue Professor of Anthropology, director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and co-director of the Laboratories of Ethnobiology. Elois Ann Berlin, who retired in 2006, is associate professor emerita and co-director of the Laboratories of Ethnobiology. The award recognized the Berlins’ four decades of work and their contributions to major theoretical advances in cognitive and medical ethnobiology. The award will be presented at the society’s annual meeting June 5 in Durham, N.C.