Apr
5
Apr 7

ASAB Easter meeting 2017

The 2017 ASAB Easter Conference will be held at the University of Liverpool, starting on Wednesday April 5th with a Postgraduate Workshop, followed by conference sessions on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April.

Plenary speakers will include

Dr Eli Leadbeater (Royal Holloway University of London),  
Prof Matt Gage (University of East Anglia),
the 2017 winner of ASAB’s Chris Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator will be awarded to Dr Laura Kelley (Exeter University)

As usual, ASAB’s Easter conference is aimed at postgraduate students and postdocs, but is open to anyone interested in animal behaviour.

The conference is being organised by Paula Stockley, Stefan Fischer, Jane Hurst and members of the by the Mammalian Behaviour & Evolution Group with support from the broad community of researchers at Liverpool with shared interests in the study of animal behaviour.

Liverpool is a dynamic multicultural city, home to 50,000 students, with a thriving cultural scene and World Heritage skyline. The conference will include opportunities to sample the diverse cultural offerings and vibrant nightlife of the city. We hope you will join us!
For further details see our conference website, and follow Facebook ASAB Easter 2017. 

 

Jul
30
Aug 4

Behaviour 2017

  • Estoril Congress Center

Behaviour 2017, the 35th International Ethological Conference, will take place between 30th July and 4th August at the Estoril Conference Center in Estoril, Portugal.

More information: www.behaviour2017.org

 

Sep
14
Sep 15

ASAB and ZSL Interdisciplinary workshop/symposium - Avian senses

Location: ZSL London Zoo
Organisers: Hannah Rowland, Innes Cuthill, Tom Pike

This meeting brings together a distinguished list of international researchers representing the full spectrum of avian senses. The speakers include researchers focusing on vision and wind farm collisions, taste and crop damage prevention, olfaction and fishing by-catch, hearing and noise pollution, nociception (pain) and welfare, and emotional state and reintroduction ecology. Drawing on our speakers’ expertise in behaviour, conservation, physiology, mathematical modelling, molecular biology, neurobiology, and innovative experimental paradigms, we hope to drive forward the field of avian sensory biology, and discuss how research on avian senses can inform conservation and welfare practices. 

Dec
7
Dec 8

ASAB Winter Meeting 2017

The 2017 ASAB Winter Meeting will be titled "Sexual selection: 30 years of testing the alternatives," and will be organised by Nina Wedell and David Shuker.


Jan
4
Jan 7

The Association for Science Education Conference 2017

Come and meet us at The Association for Science Education Conference, University of Reading, 4-7January 2017

We are delighted to take part in the ASE’s STEM business networking event on Thursday the 7th January. This is a drop in session – come and talk about what it’s like to work as a scientist.

Rupert Marshall from Aberystwyth University, our brilliant education secretary will be talking at ‘The Biology in the Real World’ event on Friday the 8th of January. Did you know game theory explains animal behaviour, economics, and politics? We'll see how animals evolved to resolve conflicts, and apply this to humans. Rock, paper, scissors, anyone?

On Saturday 9th January, Charlotte, our Education Officer is running a workshop for teachers to show them all the amazing, engaging and energetic animal behaviour practicals you can do in your classrooms. Charlotte will show you how these activities fit in the curriculum and she’ll also be handing out some fabulous resources along the way.

ASAB Winter Meeting 2016
Dec
1
Dec 2

ASAB Winter Meeting 2016

The ASAB Winter Meeting 2016 is entitled "Animal navigation: from quantum physics to global migration." The meeting will be organised by Richard Holland and Theresa Burt de Perera.

Plenary speakers:
Kate Jeffery, UCL, UK
Anna Gagliardo, Pisa, Italy
Lucia Jacobs, Berkeley, USA

This year's Tinbergen lecture will be given by Alex Kacelnik

http://oxnav.zoo.ox.ac.uk/ASAB2016

 

Jul
29
Aug 4

16th International Behavioral Ecology Congress (2016)

  • University of Exeter

The 16th ISBE conference will be hosted at Exeter, UK.

28th July 2016 - Opening Ceremony (headlined by Richard Dawkins)
29th July - 2nd August - Main Conference
2nd August - Conference banquet
3rd August - Symposia

Plenary speakers: Naomi Pierce (ISBE Hamilton Lecture), Rosemary Grant, Malte Andersson, Dorothy Cheney, Tim Clutton-Brock, Hopi Hoekstra, and Trevor Price

You can register at the website www.isbe2016.com

 

Jul
12
Jul 15

ASAB/ECBB 2016

8th European Conference on Behavioural Biology 12.-15. July 2016 in Vienna, Austria.

For all those wanting to submit proposals for talks or poster presentations the deadline is Saturday, 30. April 2016. You can submit yours here.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
• Iain Couzin, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
• Barbara König, University of Zürich
• Sonja Koski, University of Helsinki
• Friederike Range, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
• Ben Sheldon, University of Oxford

For further information please visit www.ecbb2016-vienna.com You can also follow us on facebook and twitter

Jun
29
Jul 1

Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) and ASAB symposium: Improving Experimental Approaches in Animal Biology: Implementing the 3Rs

Organised by Nic Bury (KCL) and Lynne Sneddon (University of Liverpool)

This meeting will be dedicated to improving animal welfare in experimental procedures by focussing on innovations in the 3Rs principles. This symposium will showcase the latest research in animal biology through two days of invited and submitted presentations by experts in the field of 3Rs research. We shall also devote a proportion of this meeting to education for our members and other attendees on key areas of experimental animal welfare, reducing or replacing animals in experiments, ethics, funding opportunities, engagement with the public and openness in science e.g. The Concordat. We hope you will be interested in presenting in what will be an important meeting in the calendar of scientists exploring the 3Rs and welfare in animal biology.

Days 1 & 2 Confirmed speakers: Katherine Sloman (UK); Gil Rosenthal (USA); Vivian LuTan (Switzerland); Stefan Scholz (Germany); Matthew Leach (UK); George Kemenes (UK); Robin Williams (UK); Maya Wallberg (UK); Manasi Nandi (UK); Charlotte Hosie (UK); Johnny Roughan (UK)

Day 3: Presentations from NC3Rs, BBSRC, UAR, LASA, RSPCA - Engaging with the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB) by Penny Hawkins, Lucy Whitfield (RVC), Stephanie Sorge (UCL); Educating in the 3Rs sponsored by SEB+ by John Bryant and Teresa Valencak

Registration now open (register early to avoid disappointment):
http://www.sebiology.org/meetings/Animal_2016/Registration.html

Thanks to the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) Workshop funding ASAB members get reduced registration (SEB member rates) using these discount codes:

Full Members: ASAB_MEM_ANIMAL16
Student/early career/retired: ASAB_STU_ANIMAL16

*The discount codes need to be added at the time of checkout and the discounts will be applied. Please note your ASAB membership will be checked with ASAB and your membership should be current at the time of the symposium.

The web site for the meeting is now available:
http://www.sebiology.org/meetings/Animal_2016/Animal_2016.html

Abstract Submission (Deadline Friday 29 April 2016):
http://www.sebiology.org/meetings/Animal_2016/Abstract.html
We welcome abstracts from Ph.D students, early career researchers and academics on the following topics:

Reduction - Methods that minimise the numbers of animals used in experiments
Replacement - Methods that avoid or replace the use of animals
Refinement - Methods that minimise suffering and improve animal welfare

Participants: BBSRC, NC3Rs, RSPCA, LASA, UAR, SEB+

Poster Prizes sponsored by ASAB, RSPCA and UFAW
Talk Prize sponsored by ASAB
NC3Rs Grant holders: NC3Rs have advised us you should use your current grant funding to attend this meeting.

 

Apr
18
Apr 20

Evidence of Animal Minds: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Location: Durham Union Society Debating Chamber in the Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EP

https://www.dur.ac.uk/zoo.psy/registration/ 

This three-day workshop will examine the problem of evidence in accounting for the phenomenon of ‘animal minds’ – the existence and character of (broadly conceived) mental phenomena in non-human animals. This controversial question offers a rich case for exploring the meanings of ‘evidence’ from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The meeting will assemble philosophers of mind and of knowledge, neuroscientists, experimental psychologists and ethologists, evolutionary biologists and biological anthropologists, social anthropologists and historians of science, as well as humanities scholars with expertise in visual culture. For more detail see the project website.

The event is sponsored by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association, Durham University’s Seedcorn Research Fund and Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study.

Registration is now open. The final deadline for registering is 31 March 2016. However, registration will close earlier once all the places are filled. You are advised to register sooner in order to guarantee a place.

Organisers: Dr Andy Byford, Dr Rachel Kendal, Dr Anthony McGregor.

For further information contact: andy.byford@durham.ac.uk & zoo.psy@durham.ac.uk

 

ASAB Easter Conference 2016
Mar
30
Apr 1

ASAB Easter Conference 2016

  • Aberystwyth University

The conference is taking place at Aberystwyth University, UK. There will be a postgraduate workshop on 30th March that will cover topics vital to all scientists, from how journals work and how to publish your research to working with the media, ethics and how to manage your supervisor.  As always, there will be plenty of opportunity for relaxed discussions with the pub quiz (pub food included!) on Wednesday and conference social & Tympath (ceilidh/folk dancing) on Thursday evening, sea-view included!

The conference is being organised by Dr Rupert Marshall, Dr Sarah Dalesman and Dr Roger Santer of the Aquatic, Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology research group ABEB.

Follow us on Twitter to keep updated: @ASABEaster2016, or find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASABEaster2016/

More information here

Dec
3
Dec 4

ASAB Winter Meeting 2015

  • London

The ASAB Winter Meeting 2015 will be held in London, UK, in December. The theme will be animal social learning and culture.

The field of animal social learning, traditions and culture has seen an explosion of developments and discoveries in recent years. This meeting will illustrate (i) the diversity of animal species studied, spanning a range including invertebrates and vertebrates; (ii) the scope of recent discoveries and advances in the field; (iii) the variety and power of methodologies that have recently been developed to address the major questions in this area; (iv) both lab and field studies, and (v) both empirical work and theory.

Organisers: Kevin Laland and Andy Whiten (St Andrews, UK).

Deadline for abstracts: 15th August

For more information visit the website

Aug
26
Aug 27

ASAB Summer Meeting 2015

  • University of Lincoln

The ASAB Summer Conference 2015 will be held on the 26 and 27 August 2015 at the University of Lincoln, UK. The theme of the conference will be ‘Animal behaviour in a changing world’, and it will include a diverse selection of plenaries and conference sessions spanning the entire range of animal behaviour research.

More information at asab2015lincoln.co.uk

If you have any questions, queries or comments please feel free to email the organisers, Anna Wilkinson and Tom Pike, on asab2015@lincoln.ac.uk, or follow us on Twitter @asab2015lincoln.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lincoln in August.

Aug
9
Aug 14

Behaviour 2015

  • Cairns Conference Centre

Behaviour 2015 will feature a diverse selection of plenaries, symposia and conference sessions that span the entire range of behaviour research: communication, cognition, sexual selection, predator-prey, foraging, social and sensory behaviour, parental care, personality, parasitism, human behaviour, cooperation, applied ethology, conservation ethology, and many more.

More information: behaviour2015.org