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Applications for the 2019-2020 Student Reasearch and Developing Nations will be accepted in the Fall 2019.

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Call for ABS Career Award Nominations

All members of the society are encouraged to submit nominations for the Career awards. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2019

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ABS 2020

ABS 2020 will be held at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, July 30-August 3.

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Additional Resources


  • 2019-10-1

    Consider applying for an ABS Outreach Grant! One-page proposals are due December 1, 2019. Each grant provides $1,000 to support an outreach program by ABS members. More Info
  • 2019-8-1

    Thank you to everyone who participated in making Behaviour 2019 a great success! We look forward to ABS 2020 at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in July!
  • 2019-7-12

    We look forward to welcoming everyone in Chicago for the Behaviour 2019 Meeting. Read more
  • 2019-6-12

    The Behaviour 2019 preliminary program is now available! We look forward to a great conference in Chicago next month. Read more
  • 2019-5-10

    ASAB/ABS would like to give you a brief update on two issues associated with publishing our academic journal  Animal Behaviour . Read more
  • 2019-4-30
    ABS 2019 Spring Newsletter is now avaialble. Read more
  • 2019-2-15
    Abstract Submission for Behaviour 2020 is now open! Submission Deadline: March 15. Read more
  • 2019-1-07
    Behaviour 2019 conference website is now available. Read more
  • 2018-10-23
    The ABS Fall Newsletter is now available. Read more
  • 2018-10-19
    Weaving the Future of Animal Behavior: A new professional-development opportunity for early-career animal behavior scientists. Read more
  • 2018-9-20
    We look forward to Behaviour 2019 in Chicago! Read more »
  • 2018-8-8
    Thank you to all participants and faculty for making ABS 2018 a great success. We look forward to Behaviour 2019 in Chicago! Read more »

Featured Article in Animal Behaviour

Size matters: shiny cowbirds secure more food than host nestmates thanks to their larger size, not signal exaggeration

Tatiana Bortolato, Ros Gloag, Juan C. Reboreda, Vanina D. Fiorini

Animal Behaviour, Volume 157, November 2019, Pages 201–207