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    ABS 2018
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

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55th Annual Conference
of the Animal Behavior Society

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August 2-6, 2018

The Animal Behavior Society (ABS) is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(3)(c) professional organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the scientific study of animal behavior. Members of ABS study behavior across all levels of biological organization, under natural and controlled conditions, and using descriptive and experimental approaches. Together with its sister organization, the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), ABS edits the field’s flagship scientific journal, Animal Behaviour. ABS also sponsors annual research conferences, educational programs, outreach activities, student research grant competitions, and a professional certification program.

The Animal Behavior Society and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee enthusiastically welcomes all participants to ABS 2018. We believe that scientific excellence flourishes in an environment that where a diversity of voices and perspectives are freely expressed, in an environment of mutual respect for the dignity and worth of every participant. We look forward to a meeting where all can learn and be heard.

Conference Hosts: Gerlinde Hoebel, Rafael L. Rodriguez Sevilla, Peter Dunn, and Linda Whittingham
Program Officer: Jonathan Pruitt
Program Officer-Elect: Alison Bell

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  Dates & Deadlines



  • CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
    Early Deadline: April 15, 2018

  • ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
    Opens: January 2018
    Deadline: February 28, 2018

  • ALLEE & GENESIS POSTER COMPETITION
    Deadline: February 28, 2018