Vol. 60, No. 1 | February 2015

2015 ABS Fellows


The Animal Behavior Society is pleased to announce the election of four new Fellows of the Society. The awards will be presented at the 2015 meeting in Anchorage. The newly elected ABS Fellows are, in alphabetical order:

Greg Demas, Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Greg Demas is a highly prolific researcher and one of the founders of the field of eco-immunology. He studies seasonality, female aggression, sickness behavior, and reproduction and has worked primarily with small mammals but also with birds and humans. He has been director of the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior where he helped to develop one of the only undergraduate majors in animal behavior in the US.


Steve Lima, Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. Steve Lima has been a leader in the field of animal behavior, particularly anti predator behavior, for over 30 years. Steve has authored landmark conceptual and review papers, and is renowned for his careful field-based studies of anti predator behavior, especially in birds.


Dan Papaj, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Dan´s studies integrate disparate disciplines, such as ecology, plant-insect interactions and animal behavior, through empirical work as well as classic reviews and syntheses. His early work focused on reproductive dynamics of insects in the context of co-evolved systems, including mechanisms of host preference. More recently, Dan has turned toward animal signaling and learning, while still developing research on insect reproductive systems. Overall, his contributions spanning various disciplines have had a lasting impact on the field of animal behavior, both through his publications as well as through the mentoring of young researchers.


Michael S. Webster, Robert G. Engel Professor of Ornithology & Director of the Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology & Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University. Mike´s work integrates the analysis of mechanisms, function and evolution of sexual signals in different avian societies. He has used bird species from many regions of the world to examine how diverse ecological pressures result in specific adaptive responses in breeding behavior. Research generated in Mike´s lab has influenced our understanding of sexual signaling in birds and has broad implications for animal behavior in general.

ABS Newsletter

Send general correspondence concerning the Society to Sue Bertram, [email protected]. Deadlines for materials to be included in the Newsletter are the 15th of the month preceding each issue. The next deadline is 15 April, 2015. Articles submitted by members of the Society and judged by the Secretary to be appropriate are occasionally published in the ABS newsletter. The publication of such material does not imply ABS endorsement of the opinions expressed by contributors.

Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour, manuscripts and editorial matters: Authors should submit manuscripts online to Elsevier’s Editorial System (http://ees.elsevier.com/anbeh/). For enquiries relating to submissions prior to acceptance, contact the Journal Manager ([email protected]). For enquiries relating to submissions after acceptance, visit Elsevier at http://www.elsevier.com/journals. For other general correspondence, contact Kris Bruner, Managing Editor, Animal Behaviour, Indiana University, 407 N. Park Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408, USA. E-mail: [email protected]. Phone: 812-935-7188.

Change of address, missing or defective issues: ABS Central Office, 2111 Chestnut Ave., Ste 145, Glenview, IL 60025, USA. Phone: 312-893-6585. Fax: 312-896-5614. E-mail: [email protected].