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53rd Annual Conference

We invite you to join us at the 52nd Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society in Columbia, Missouri from July 30 - August 3, 2016.


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Grants & Awards

ABS Grant & Award submissions will be accepted January 2016 via the abstract submission system. Please review the list of all available grants and awards.

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ABS 2016

Join us for ABS 2016! The Annual Meeting will be from July 30 – August 3, at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Online conference registration will open in November!

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Call for Sessions

Announcing the ABS 2016 Meeting call for symposia and paper sessions.

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Additional Resources


  • 2015-8-21
    The ABS August Newsletter is now available! Read more »
  • 2015-7-22
    Thank you to all who joined us in Alaska and made the 52nd Annual ABS Conference a success! We look forward to ABS 2016 at the University of Missouri, July 30- August 3, 2016. Read more »
  • 2015-5-1
    ABS 2015 Conferenc Program
    The ABS 2015 Conference Program is now available. View the program »
  • 2014-12-17
    Invitation to join the Public Affairs Committee
    The Public Affairs committee is being revived after a hiatus of a few years. Anyone with a passion for science communication, and science policy, but particularly anyone interested in spending some time coming up with, and executing ideas on how ABS can best promote our discipline is welcome to join us. Learn more »
  • 2014-11-11
    The New ABS Online Membership System is Open
    We are pleased to announce that the new online membership system is now open. We hope that this new system will streamline dues payments, abstract submission, grant submission and conference registration.. Login Now »
  • 2014-10-1
    Save the Date for ABS 2015
    The 52nd Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society will beheld June 10-14, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska. Learn more »
  • 2014-7-8
    Peter Marler (1928 - 2014)
    With great sadness we report that one of the founder of the society has passed away.

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Effect of maternal predator exposure on the ability of stickleback offspring to generalize a learned colour–reward association

Sally Feng, Katie E. McGhee, Alison M. Bell

Volume 107, September 2015, Pages 61-69