ABS 2021 Symposia

The current preliminary list of ABS 2021 symposia are listed below. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Weaving the Future of Animal Behavior: Technological Advances to Reveal the Secret Lives of Animals

Organized by: Jennifer Elaine Smith and co-organized with WFAB team from Weaving the Future of Animal Behavior

Down with the Sickness: The Behavior of Infected Animals

Organized by: Nick Keiser, Charissa de Bekker and Biplabendu Das 


Evolution and Behavioral Plasticity: A Symposium Honoring the Career of Susan A. Foster

Organized by: Dale R. Stevens II and Mathew Wund


From Conflict to Coexistence: The Role of Animal Behavior in Conservation and Human-Animal Interactions

Organized by: Lisa Pearl Barrett, Lauren Stanton and Sarah Benson-Amram


Resource Limitation: A Tie That Binds in the Evolution of Sociality?

Organized by: Amy Toth, Leticia Aviles and Sandra Rehan


Past-president Symposium: Animal Behavior: Application and Ecology at the Human-Animal Interface

Organized by: Jennifer Fewell (ABS Past-President) & Robin Foster


Allee Symposium for Best Student Paper

Organized by: Susan Alberts, 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 2021 ABS Allee Session, students will present their research to ABS members and talk judges. Click here for participation information.