Vol. 64, No. 1 | Spring 2019

Behaviour 2019 Workshops & Events



ABS 2019 Outreach Fair
Organized by the ABS Education Committee

Faculty members and graduate students representing over a dozen animal behavior research laboratories from across the US, Canada, South America and Australia will offer multiple activities highlighting current research questions, as well as the tools and techniques used in field research.  Using interactive displays, activities, and live animals, learn more about how insects, frogs, fish and mammals help scientists to learn more about how our brains, bodies, and world works. Listen to insects walk, get up close and personal with reptiles, make your own cricket song, blow dart a ‘baboon,’ radio-track a mouse, and hear popular songs through the ‘ears’ of other animals. Activities will be available for children of all ages!


Teaching Workshop: Animal Behavior Lab Activities 
Organizer: Heather Zimbler-DeLorenzo, ABS Education Committee Chair
The Education Committee is hosting this free workshop focused on designing Animal Behavior laboratory activities. The development of a hypothesis and testing it can be difficult for undergraduates, especially one of their own. We will present different methods for engaging students in lab activities, even having participants do one. There will also be a focus on the use of quantitative analyses and interpretation of data. Participants will have time to work on creation of new lab activities.


Conservation Behavior Workshop: Implications of Solar Power on Wildlife Conservation  
Organizer: Barbara Clucas, ABS Conservation Committee Chair
The Conservation Committee is hosting a workshop again this year, and more information will be posted here once details are available. Fee to attend: $25 non-students, $20 students, and $5 Developing Nations attendees.


Weaving the Future of Animal Behavior Workshop 
Organizer: Emilia Martins
The Weaving the Future of Animal Behavior workshop is an annual event for early-career professionals in animal behavior. The workshop will consist of panel discussions and other activities on topics such as developing a funding strategy, building a research group, time management, teaching strategies, and professional networking. At the end of the workshop, we will form peer-mentoring circles that will continue to meet via video-conferencing throughout the subsequent year.

Additional Pre-conference Day workshop details are available here: http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/2019/program-precon.php   



ABS Public Day: The Modern Dog: In & Out of the Shelter
Saturday, July 27th | Time: 9:00AM-1:00 PM| UIC Conference Room TBD 
Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Organized by the ABS Applied Animal Behavior Committee and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists


Barbara Pezzanite, PhD, CAAB, CPDT-KA                                               
Improving the Well-Being of Dogs In and Out of the Shelter 
Through Training and Enrichment                                                                

Erica Feuerbacher, PhD, BCBA-D, CPDT-KA                                           
Foster Dogs as Temporary Pets: You, Your Dog, 
and the Shelter Dog Sleepover

Victoria Cussen, PhD, CAAB                                                                     
A Dog Is Not a Dog: Individual Differences and 
Implications for Mental Well-being

Terri Bright, PhD, BCBA-D, CAAB                                                            
Transitions: The Devilish Behavior Is in the Details                                                                                                  

Steve Dale, CABC                                                                                       
Fear FreeTM: Be the Change 

Additional session details are available here: http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/2019/program-public.php   


Student-Faculty Networking Lunch

Organizer: Patrick Green, ABS Graduate Student Representative

Are you a graduate student or postdoc interested in talking with faculty about research interests, the job process, or other questions? Are you a faculty looking to mentor the next generation of scientists? Sign up for an ABS mentorship lunch at Behaviour 2019 in Chicago! Bring or buy your own lunch while you meet with faculty and a small group of peers on during the conference.To attend this workshop please, pre-register here: https://fs9.formsite.com/ASERhq/akdupq1qma/index.html

3-Minute Thesis Competition

The Public Affairs Committee will organize the third annual 3 MT competition at the 2019 meeting. The following description is taken from the creator’s website: “Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props”. We encourage all graduate students to consider participating in this event, particularly if they have fewer outreach opportunities at their home institution. Please email public.affairs@animalbehaviorsociety.org with any questions, and stay tuned for registration info.  

Additional Behaviour 2019 Events and Activities details are available here: http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/2019/program-events.php   

ABS Newsletter

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