Vol. 63, No. 1 | March 2018



To organize a symposium, an invited paper session, or a workshop for the ABS Annual Meeting, you should first contact the Program Officers to discuss your ideas. We ask you to propose your topic to the Program Officers to make sure that there is no conflict with already existing plans and topics. A symposium should be a profound and stimulating review of an important subject area that currently is a major focus of research. It should be a thorough treatment of past work and current research advances. A symposium should be of general interest to most ABS members. Limited funding is available from ABS to assist with travel, registration, and other expenses for symposia. An invited paper session is a special grouping of papers that focus upon empirical results relating to a particular topic. A workshop is a hands-on exchange of ideas in a more informal setting relative to lectures and symposia. Funding is not available from ABS for expenses related to invited paper sessions and workshops. 

Symposia, invited paper sessions, or workshop proposals for the 2019 meeting must be submitted through the website: https://www.research.net/r/TTW9JPL

Proposals are due on July 9, 2018, before the annual meeting in Milwaukee. The proposals will be circulated to the Executive Committee prior to the Annual Meeting and then discussed at the Executive Committee meeting. 

Further information can be found on the ABS website or by contacting the ABS Program Officers: Jonathan Pruitt E-mail: progofficer@animalbehaviorsociety.org or Alison Bell, E-mail: progofficerelect@animalbehaviorsociety.org


Resolutions that deal with timely and substantive political or social issues that members wish to submit for the consideration of the ABS membership should be submitted by May 31, 2018 to President Jeff Podos, E-mail: president@animalbehaviorsociety.org. Submitted resolutions should provide direction to the ABS President to facilitate prompt action and will be evaluated by the Public Affairs Committee for appropriateness. Resolutions will be voted on at the annual business meeting in Milwaukee. Approved resolutions reflect the views of the Animal Behavior Society membership and are sent to the appropriate external agencies, organizations, or to the general public.

Send resolution proposals to the Chair of the Public Affairs Committee Danielle J. Whittaker, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, US. E mail: publicaffairs@animalbehaviorsociety.org 


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Contributions to the Animal Behavior Society are US tax-exempt under code 501(c)(3). DONATIONS make a big difference in our Society. YOU CAN HELP! The Animal Behavior Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of animal behavior. We pride ourselves on being a top quality professional society with very low membership costs. Our Society supports and encourages animal behavior research and outreach through a number of programs and grants. With contributions from you, we can keep these programs in place and help to support animal behavior research, teaching, and outreach. Membership dues include a member's subscription to our journal Animal Behaviour, the monthly Newsletter, and all of the operating expenses of the Society. In order to provide grants and other forms of financial support, we rely on contributions from members like you. Our members, especially our students, need your help. Please access our website to make contributions.



August 2-6th, 2018- 55th Annual Meeting Animal Behavior Society - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA


February 15-19, 2018- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – Annual Meeting: Austin, TX.

April 8-13, 2018- Animal Behavior Management Alliance Conference Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, United States. https://theabma.org/abma-annual-conference/

May 16-19, 2018- 24th International "Stress and Behavior" Neuroscience and Biopsychiatry Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia. http://www.stressandbehavior.com/

July 4-7, 2018- 29th Annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands. https://www.hbes.com/conference/

July 15-20, 2018, 13th Annual International Congress of Neuroethology, Brisbane, Australia. http://icn2018.com/news/1.html

July 18-21, 2018- Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution meeting, Guelph, ON, Canada http://csee-scee.ca/category/meetings/upcoming-csee-meetings/

August 8-11, 2018- 41st meeting of the American Society of primatologists. San Antonio, TX United States. https://www.asp.org/meetings/conference.cfm.

August 9-12, 2018- ASAB 2018, Liverpool UK . http://behaviour2017.org/welcome/

August 11-16, 2018- ISBE. International Society for Behavioral Ecology. University of Minnesota, USA. http://www.cvent.com/events/isbe-2018/event-summary-8b8c6b90d61e4194b0893e21e3ef0553.aspx

August 12-16, 2018- II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology. Montpellier, France. http://evolutionmontpellier2018.org

January 3-7, 2019- Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) - Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida. http://www.sicb.org/meetings/



Are you an author or editor of a book related to animal behavior? If so, we would like to list it on the ABS Books by Members Web page.  Click on member books under additional resources or click on the following link to see the book currently available (http://www.shelfari.com/o1514504629/shelf). Listing your book is quick and easy! And remember, if the book is still available, there is a direct link to Amazon.com from the web site for interested buyers (and ABS earns up to 5% from purchases made through this link). Send the following information to the Chair of Public Affairs Committee Chair of the Public Affairs Committee Patricia Brennan at pbrennan@mtholyoke.edu.

Author name(s), book title, publication year, publisher, number of pages, ISBN number (specify whether for hardcover or paperback), and a BRIEF abstract of the book.

Consider helping the Animal Behavior Society earn up to 7.5% on your purchases by ordering your books and other qualifying products from Amazon.com (up to 5%) or Powell's Bookstore (up to 7.5%) using the links found here: http://www.shelfari.com/o1514504629/shelf.


ABS Newsletter

Send general correspondence concerning the Society to Patricia Brennan, secretary@animalbehaviorsociety.org. Deadlines for materials to be included in the Newsletter are the 15th of the month preceding each issue. The next deadline is April 15, 2018. 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: 812-345-0497.

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,
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