Vol. 63, No. 1 | March 2018




The approval of term changes for our Program Officers from four to two years means that we need to hold a special election this spring to replace Jonathan Pruitt who will be leaving as Program Officer after our next ABS meeting in Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Please vote when you receive an email from ABS with the ballot.

Dr. Ted Stankowich

Education: B.A. Biology with Honors, Cornell University, 2000 M.S. Animal Behavior, University of California Davis, 2002 Ph.D. Animal Behavior, University of California Davis, 2006 Darwin Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006-08 Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008-10 Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 2010-12

Current Position: Assistant Professor, California State University Long Beach, 2012-current

Research Interests: Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology: evolution of predator-prey interactions, including antipredator behavior, defensive weaponry, predator recognition, aposematic coloration, risk assessment, and escape decisions. Field behavioral studies on striped skunks and coyotes. Comparative evolutionary studies using museum specimens of all types of mammals, including carnivores, porcupines, deer, tenrecs, and echidnas. ABS

Related Activities: ABS Member since 2004 Attended 12out of 14 meetings since becoming membe Student Research Grant Reviewer (2010, 2012) Annual Meeting Session Moderator (2010,13,14,15,17) Allee Competition Judge (2013) Founder’s Poster Competition Judge (2017)

Dr. Elizabeth Tibbets

Education: B.S. Biology, University of Michigan, 1994-1998; PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior Cornell University, 1998-2003; PERT Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona, 2003-2005

Current position: Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan

Research interests: Animal communication, cognition, hormones and behavior, social insects

ABS related things: I am an active member of the animal behavior research community. I’ve reviewed for journals and granting agencies, served on editorial boards, and organized conferences and symposia. I have not had a leadership position in the Animal Behavior Society, but am looking forward to being more involved in the Society’s governance in the future.

Constitutional Changes Approved During the Previous Election:

1. Article 6: (Meetings)

Old language:
A quorum for the Executive Committee shall be seven members. 

New language:
A quorum for the Executive Committee shall be at least 2/3 of the committee's voting members. 

2. Article 8: (Elections)

Old language:
Additional nominations may be made in letters to the Executive Committee signed by five or more members in good standing and submitted by the deadline announced in the NEWSLETTER.

New language:
Additional nominations for all positions except for the Graduate Student Representative may be made in letters to the Executive Committee signed by five or more members in good standing and submitted by the deadline announced in the NEWSLETTER. The full slate of graduate student representatives shall be selected at the business meeting of the prior Annual Meeting of the Society. 

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.

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