University of Illinois, Chicago
A joint meeting of the 56th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society (ABS) and the 36th International Ethological Conference (IEC).
The Animal Behavor Society was founded in 1964 to promote the study of animal behaviour in the broadest sense, including studies using descriptive and experimental methods under natural and controlled conditions. Current members’ research activities span the invertebrates and vertebrates, both in the field and in the laboratory, and include experimental psychology, behavioural ecology, neuroscience, zoology, biology, applied ethology and human ethology.
The academic program is still being finalised. Plenary speakers will include Gail Patricelli (University of California, Davis), Georgia Mason (University of Guelph), Amy Toth (Iowa State University) and Tanya Berger-Wolf (University of Illinois). Conference symposia include “Animal behaviour on an urbanized planet”, “Cross-taxa perspectives on behaviour and developmental origins”, “Proximate causes of complex sociality” and “Phenotypic plasticity”.
Abstract submission has now closed, early deadline for conference registration is April 15th