The ASAB Easter Conference is aimed at postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers studying animal behaviour, but is open to anyone with a keen interest in the field.
The 2020 conference will be held at the Biosciences Department at Swansea University, Park Campus. The conference is organised by Dr Ines Fürtbauer with assistance from staff and students in the Department’s Behavioural Ecology and Evolution research theme.
The first day of the meeting will focus on postgraduate training workshops, with the end of that day and subsequent two days involving conference and plenary talks. Plenary speakers are: Karen Spencer, Stuart Semple, and the 2020 ASAB Christopher Barnard Award winner (TBC).
Swansea is Wales' City of Culture, birthplace of Dylan Thomas and the place where custard powder was allegedly invented. Swansea University Park Campus is set in mature parkland and botanical gardens, overlooking the sandy 5 mile stretch of Swansea Bay beach. It is a great base for exploring the Gower Peninsula, designated as the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 19 mile-long Peninsula starts at Mumbles and extends westwards, offering wild moors, limestone cliffs, and golden sandy beaches.