Vol. 59, No. 3 | August 2014




2015: June 10-14, 52nd Annual Meeting Animal Behavior Society, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK.
Website: www.abs2015.org E-mail: [email protected]

2016: July 30-Aug 3, 53rd Annual Meeting Animal Behavior Society, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2017: Dates TBD, 54th Annual Meeting Animal Behavior Society, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


2015: January 3-7, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach, FL
Website: http://www.sicb.org/meetings/2015/ Deadline for abstract submission: September 3, 2014

2015: February 12-16 American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Jose, CA

2015: August 9-14, International Ethological Conference, Cairns, Australia

2016: July 29-August 4, 16th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, University of Exeter, UK.


Would you like to volunteer for one of the Society's active committees? This is an important and rewarding way to participate in the business of the Society, and we need your help! Committees include Membership, Policy, Animal Care, Latin American Affairs Public Affairs, Education, Film, Conservation and others. Contact ABS President Regina H. Macedo, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade de Brasília 70910-900 - Brasília - DF – Brazil, Phone: +55-61-3307-2265, E-mail: [email protected]


To organize a symposium, an invited paper session, or a workshop for the ABS Annual Meeting, you should contact Program Officers to discuss your ideas. We will first make sure that there are no potential conflicts with the topic that you are considering. Then we will ask you to prepare a pre-proposal and submit it to the Program Officers. Organizers often find that consultations with the Program Officers when drafting the pre-proposal are helpful. The pre-proposal should be a page or two summarizing your intent for the session, and suggesting potential participants.

A symposium should be a profound and stimulating review of an important subject area that currently is a major focus of research. It should be a thorough treatment of past work and current research advances. A symposium should be of general interest to the majority of ABS members.

An invited paper session is a special grouping of papers that focus upon empirical results relating to a particular topic. Usually there is no all-encompassing historical-theoretical perspective, although the organizer(s) may wish to summarize the individual papers or arrange them according to some theme.

Proposals must be submitted through the website: www.tinyurl.com/abs2016symp for the 2016 meeting in Missouri are due on June 1, 2015 (midnight, Alaska timezone) before the annual meeting in Anchorage in 2015 (June 10-14: abs2015.org ). The proposals will be circulated to the Executive Committee prior to the Annual Meeting and then discussed at the EC meeting.

Further information can be found on the ABS website or by contacting the ABS Program Officers: Michael D. Beecher, Departments of Biology and Psychology, Department Box 351525, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 USA. Phone: (206) 543-6545. E-mail: [email protected], or Mark Hauber, Department of Psychology, Hunter College, Room 628A – HN, 695 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065, USA. Phone: (212) 396-6442, Email: [email protected]


ABS Newsletter

Send general correspondence concerning the Society to Sue Bertram the secretary of the animal behavior society, E-mail: [email protected]. Deadlines for materials to be included in the Newsletter are the 15th of the month preceding each issue. The next deadline is 15 October, 2015. Articles submitted by members of the Society and judged by the Secretary to be appropriate are occasionally published in the ABS newsletter. The publication of such material does not imply ABS endorsement of the opinions expressed by contributors.

Animal Behavior Society Website: http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior, manuscripts and editorial matters: Authors should submit manuscripts online to Elsevier’s Editorial System (http://ees.elsevier.com/anbeh/). For enquiries relating to submissions prior to acceptance, contact the Journal Manager ([email protected]). For enquiries relating to submissions after acceptance, visit Elsevier at http://www.elsevier.com/journals. For other general correspondence, contact Kris Bruner, Managing Editor, Animal Behaviour, Indiana University, 407 N. Park Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408, USA. E-mail: [email protected]. Phone: 812-935-7188.

Change of address, missing or defective issues: ABS Central Office, 2111 Chestnut Avenue, Suite 145, Glenview, IL 60025, US. Phone: 312-893-6585. Fax: 312-896-5614. E-mail: [email protected].