Vol. 67, No. 1 | Summer 2022



The Animal Behavior Society is excited to offer Outreach Grants to support outstanding community engagement efforts by ABS members. We have a responsibility as scientists to engage with the public, and most members of ABS are involved in creative outreach activities.

With this ABS Outreach Grant, we recognize and support a few exceptional programs each year. Currently, awards are up to $1000 each. Winners will share their program on the ABS website (http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/web/education-outreachaward.php) as well as through a poster at the ABS annual conference.

This year’s recipients, in alphabetical order, are:



ABS is seeking proposals for future meeting venues. Sites can be a resort or hotel, university campus or a mixture of the two. Contact ABS Past President Esteban Fernandez-Juricic at [email protected]




Follow the ABS on Twitter
and YouTube!

The ABS Social Media Team encourages all members to participate in our online community through Twitter and YouTube, where we cultivate connections in support of the ABS mission. Join us daily as we highlight new articles in Animal Behaviour, share Society announcements, post job opportunities, feature member research/teaching/outreach contributions, and foster a welcoming space for thoughtful discussion of current topics in our field. With nearly 8,000 Twitter users following our account, it’s a powerful platform for science communication, professional networking, and for increasing exposure to our work beyond the ABS community.

Do you have a recent publication that you’d like us to highlight? Email animalbehaviorsocie[email protected] with a brief description of the work, and perhaps a photo, and we’ll promote it (and you!) on Twitter.

Are you eager to share a new technique you use to analyze animal behavior? Put together a video in which you clearly explain the technique, and submit it via this form — after a short review process, we’ll post the video on YouTube and share it on Twitter so that others can learn from you!

And as we gear up for our virtual conference this summer, remember to use and follow the hashtag #ABS2021 for conference-related updates, information, and discussion.


Support Link: http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/web/support.php

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.

Thanks to a lot of hard work by SPLTrak, ABS is now set up to accept tax-deductible donations of stocks and bonds. Please consider optimizing your tax obligations and helping support ABS. Our student research grants are our biggest line item, and with the demise of the DDIG program they are more valuable than ever!


If you would you like to volunteer for one of the society's 2021-22 active committees listed below, contact the ABS President, E-mail: [email protected]

Animal Care Committee: Tim Roth, Department of Psychology, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, US. E mail: [email protected]

Conservation Committee: Rachel Y. Chock, Recovery Ecology, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA, US. E-mail: [email protected]

Nominations Committee: Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, Professor of Biological Sciences & Showalter Faculty Scholar, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, US. E-mail: [email protected]

Education Committee: Heather Zimbler-DeLorenzo, Division of Biology, Georgia State University Perimeter College, Decatur, Georgia, US. E-mail: [email protected]

Film Committee: Barbara A. Clucas, Department of Wildlife, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, US. E-mail: [email protected]

Applied Animal Behavior Committee: Robin L. Foster, Department of Psychology, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, US. E-mail: [email protected]

Public Affairs Committee: Danielle J. Whittaker, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, US. E-mail: [email protected]

Board of Professional Certification Subcommittee: Sue Miller McDonnell, PhD, CAAB, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Kennett Square, Pennsylvania US. E-Mail: [email protected]

Latin American Affairs Committee: Alex Trillo, Department of Biology, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, US. E-mail: [email protected]

Student Research Grants Committee: Lilian Manica, Department of Zoology, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Centro, Curitiba, Brazil. E-mail: [email protected]

Advancement and Investment Committee: Dan Rubenstein, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US. E-mail: [email protected]

Diversity Committee: Damien Elias, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US. E-mail: [email protected]

Social Media Committee: Amy Strauss, Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA, US. E-mail: [email protected]


The 59th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society
July 20-23, 2022. San Jose, Costa Rica.

The 60th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society
July 21-25, 2023. UT Knoxville, TN.



ABS Newsletter

Send general correspondence concerning the Society to Norman Lee, Secretary, at: [email protected]. Deadlines for materials to be included in the Newsletter are the 15th of the month preceding each issue. The next deadline is September 15, 2022. 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 Behavior Society Website: http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org

Animal Behaviour

Animal Behavior, 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, 409 N. Park Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408, USA. E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 812-345-0497.

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