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ABS 2020-2021
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The ABS 2020- 2021 Student Research Grants and Developing Nations Grants application cycle will be available beginning October 2020.

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Call for ABS 2021 Proposals

The ABS 2020 is now accepting proposals for ABS 2021 symposia and workshops. Please submit a proposal using the form found in the link below. The deadline to submit is Oct 15, 2020.

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ABS 2020 Virtual Meeting

Thank you for making ABS 2020 a success! The virtual meeting program content will be availble to registrants until August 31, 2020.

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Additional Resources


  • 2020-8-1

    Thank you for making ABS 2020 a success! The virtual program content will be available to registrants until August 31, 2020. More Info
  • 2020-7-2

    Abstract notifications are available. Authors: check your inbox and your ABS account for participation instructions and details. More Info
  • 2020-6-8

    The ABS 2020 abtract submission deadline has been extended to June 17, 2020. More Info
  • 2020-6-4

    ABS Stands with the Black Community! Read the statement and plan here.
  • 2020-5-6

    ABS 2020 virtual meeting registration and abstract submission system will be available to active ABS members soon! More Info
  • 2020-4-20

    SAVE THE DATE: ABS 2021, August 3-7, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici in San Jose, Costa Rica! More information will be available this summer.
  • 2020-3-24

    ABS 2020 IS CANCELLED: Given the increasing magnitude of the coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to cancel the ABS 2020 in-person meeting scheduled for July 30-August 3rd, 2020. More Info
  • 2020-2-26

    ABS 2020 Weaving the Future of Animal Behavior Workshop: Early-career Animal Behavior Professionals are encouraged to particiapte. Application Deadline: March 13, 2020. More Info

Featured Article in Animal Behaviour

Unpredictable risk enhances induced neophobia in northern red-bellied dace

Grant E. Brown, Ebony E.M. Demers, Jack A. Goldman, Annick Singh, Douglas P. Chivers, Maud C.O. Ferrari

Animal Behaviour, Volume 168, October 2020, Pages 121–127