Vol. 61, No. 3 | August 2016

2016 Annual Meeting


The 53rd Animal Behavior Society Meeting was held in Columbia, Missouri and had 609 attendees from 19 countries including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay. With five concurrent sessions, the meeting included 62 invited talks and 235 contributed talks and 152 posters. Symposia and plenaries included a public talk by Frans de Waal on Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, as well as a talk by ABS 2015/2016 president Emília Martins on Context matters: How history, physiology, social partners, and habitats shape animal behavior.


Save the Date: ABS 2017 Toronto


The 2017 ABS Annual Meeting will take place from June 12-16, 2017 in Toronto, Canada at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/2017-sd/

Conference Hosts: Maydianne Andrade & Andrew Mason

Local Organizing Committee:
Darryl Gwynne , Locke Rowe , Marla Sokolowski, Helen Rodd and John Ratcliffe.

All non-Canadians will need a PASSPORT (and in some cases, a visa) to travel to Canada.

See you in Toronto next year!



ABS Newsletter

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