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53rd Annual Conference

We invite you to join us at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society in Columbia, Missouri from July 30 - August 3, 2016.


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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


  • 2015-9-21
    Online conference registration for ABS 2016 will be available in November. Read more »
  • 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 »

Featured Article in Animal Behaviour

Switching tactics: phenotypic plasticity in the alternative mate-finding tactics of burying beetles

Tess E. P. Mulrey, Anne-Katrin Eggert, Scott K. Sakaluk

Volume 108, October 2015, Pages 175-182