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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

Play for prey: do deer fawns play to develop species-typical antipredator tactics or to prepare for the unexpected?

Rebecca N. Carter, Cora A. Romanow, Sergio M. Pellis, Susan Lingle

Animal Behaviour, Volume 156, October 2019, Pages 31–40