Symposia

Symposia

Allee Symposium for Best Student Paper

Organizer: Eileen Hebets, ABS Second President-Elect

This symposium features outstanding graduate student research, with an award for the best paper, and is a highlight of ABS meetings. The session honors Dr. Warder Clyde Allee (1885–1955), an animal behavior researcher who was very influential in the development and direction of animal behavior research in the 20th century. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1951 and ranks among the leading twentieth century ecologists, especially for his work in behavioral and animal ecology. In the 202020 ABS Allee Session, students will present their research to ABS members and talk judges. Click here for participation information.

Research Reproducibility in Animal Behavior Symposium

Organizers: Esteban Fernandez-Juricic and Ambika Kamath

The symposium will discuss some of the challenges in making different phases of animal behavior research (data collection, data processing, statistical analysis, reporting results, etc.) reproducible to reduce publication bias. Topics will include:

  • Reasons behind the reproducibility crisis
  • Research errors (P-hacking, HARKing, publication bias, etc.)
  • Collecting behavioral data in a reproducible manner
  • Managing behavioral data in a reproducible manner
  • The value of replicating studies in animal behavior
  • Data synthesis and meta-analysis
  • What should journals do to increase research reproducibility in animal behavior?