Vol. 61, No. 2 | May 2016

Announcing the Newly Elected Fellows


The Animal Behavior Society is pleased to announce the election of six new Fellows of the Society. The awards will be presented at the 2016 annual meeting in Missouri. The newly-elected ABS Fellows are, in alphabetical order:


Maydianne Andrade
Alexandra Basolo
Douglas Chivers
Deborah Gordon
Molly Morris
Philip Stoddard

ABS Annual Meeting

The 53rd Annual Conference of ABS will be held in Columbia, Missouri
from Saturday, July 30 through Wednesday, August 3, 2016. 


A message from 2016 meeting hosts
Johannes Schul, University of Missouri-Columbia
and Zuleyma Tang-Martínez, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Late Registration Fees1
ABS Members                                                       $400
ABS Student members                                          $175
ABS Emeritus members                                     $250
ABS Developing nation member3                         $150
ABS Developing nation student                          $100
Non-members                                                        $600  

1Additional Events

  • The Closing Banquet will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | - $30 for students and $50 for non-students.
  • ABS 2016 Conference T-shirt - $15 (pre-order) $25 (onsite)
  • ABS Film Festival, Saturday, July 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | no charge, but please RSVP.
  • The conference meal plan can be added to registration for $65

2ABS Emeritus members who can afford to pay full fees are kindly asked to pay the ABS Members fee. This category should be reserved for only those Emeritus members who would be otherwise unable to join us at the meeting.

3Developing country attendees are those currently enrolled or working at an institution in the developing world. This does NOT include persons currently working or enrolled in institutions in the USA, Canada or other developed countries, regardless of country of origin.


The Columbia Regional Airport is a short 15-minute drive north to the MU campus. A taxi from the Columbia Regional Airport to the MU campus is approximately $36.

Columbia Regional Airport (COU)
11300 South Airport Drive
Columbia, MO 65201, USA

For those who’d rather fly into a larger airport, Columbia is located midway between airports in St. Louis International (STL) and Kansas City International (MCI). Columbia is about a 2-hour drive from the St. Louis airport (STL) and a 2.5-hour drive from the Kansas City Airport (MCI).

Kansas City International
601 Brasilia Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64153

St. Louis International
10701 Lambert International Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63145

Ground Transportation

From Columbia Regional Airport (COU):
Shuttles/Taxis (Columbia rates vary from $18-$25). You can usually catch a taxi service right in front of the main terminal.
Rental car services are available in the main lobby.

From Saint Louis Airport (STL) or Kansas City Airport (MCI):
• The MO-X shuttle has several regularly scheduled trips from both airports to any location in Columbia. Schedule and rate information for MO-X can be found on their website or by calling toll free (877) 669-4826.
• Rental cars are available at both the Saint Louis Airport (STL) and the Kansas City Airport (MCI).


On Campus Accommodations
Suite Style Campus housing will be available during the ABS 2016 meeting in Respect/Responsibility/Discovery/Excellence Residence Hall complex. These are suite-style rooms located near the southeast side of campus, close to meeting locations and campus dining. Breakfast is included with each night's stay in the residence hall.
Single occupancy - $62 per person, per night
Double occupancy - $38 per person, per night

(roommate information is due at the time of reservation)

Hotel Accommodations
Meeting attendees who wish to stay in a hotel are responsible for making their own lodging reservations directly with the hotels. A block of rooms has been reserved at the designated hotels listed below. Please note that the room rates do not include tax and hotel fees. Attendees should identify themselves as with Animal Behavior Society when making reservations. 
Please book by July 4, 2016 to receive special rate.

The Broadway, DoubleTree by Hilton
1111 East Broadway, Columbia, Missouri 65201
Rate: $134.00 per room/per night (single/double)
Reservations: 573-875-7000

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
2601 S. Providence Road, Columbia, Missouri 65203
Rate: $99.00 per room/per night also single/double?
Reservations: 800-659-2220

Hampton Inn & Suites
1225 Fellows Place, Columbia, Missouri 65201
Rate: $114.00 per room/per night (single/double.)
Reservations: 573-214-2222/ 800-HILTONS

Further details will be posted on the ABS 2016 Meeting website as they become available: https://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/2016/


ABS Newsletter

Send general correspondence concerning the Society to Sue Bertram, Sue.Bertram@carleton.ca. Deadlines for materials to be included in the Newsletter are the 15th of the month preceding each issue. The next deadline is 15 July, 2016. 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 (yanbe@elsevier.com). 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: krbruner@indiana.edu. 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: info@animalbehaviorsociety.org.