In this issue: Upcoming meetings, available positions, views from the winter and easter meeting
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ASAB Newsletter: Spring/Summer 2015


ASAB council positions

A number of positions on ASAB council are available

There are a number of positions due to become available on ASAB council. Positions are open to members of ASAB, and member should send nominations, or self nominate to the Secretary The positions are: Grants secretary, Accreditation secretary, Media & Policy secretary, Membership secretary. There is also the position of Ordinary Member available. 

Upcoming ASAB meetings!

The summer Conference will be held on the 26 and 27 August 2015 at the University of Lincoln, UK. The theme of the conference will be ‘Animal behaviour in a changing world’, and it will include plenaries by Prof. Gareth Jones (University of Bristol), Dr Sabine Tebbich (University of Vienna), and Dr Henrik Brumm (Max Planck Institute of Ornithology). The conference sessions will span the entire range of animal behaviour research.

The meeting is organised by Anna Wilkinson and Tom Pike.

Deadline for registration is 12 August 2015
Conference website: 

Follow the meeting on Twitter @asab2015lincoln.

The ASAB Winter meeting 2015 will focus on social learning and culture, and is being organised by Andy Whiten and Kevin Laland. The meeting will be held from 3-4th December at the Zoological Society of London.

Deadlines for abstracts is 15th August. For all conference information see

Other meetings, workshops, and available positions

10th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife
September 28th to October 01st, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
Deadline for EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION Friday, July 17th, 2015
Deadline for ABSTRACT SUBMISSION Friday, July 31st, 2015

Listening in the wild 2015
free 1-day research workshop at Queen Mary University of London (, U.K. Friday 28th August, 10:30am-5pm.

Studying animal behaviour in the field 
17th to 19th September 2015
Meeting for MSc, PhD students and early Post-Docs

Ecology of Animal Migration
International PhD Course. November 2nd - 13th, 2015 Lund University, Sweden

A list of available positions is available here

Reports from Previous meetings


Other announcements

Damien Farine (University of Oxford) shares his views from the winter 2014 meeting 
Claudia Martina Luna (University of Cambridge), Chloë Walton (University of Birmingham), and Matthew Creasey (University of Exeter) report back on the ASAB Easter meeting
We are looking for meeting organisers!

More information here:
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ASAB was founded in 1936 to promote the study of animal behaviour, and membership is open to all who share this interest. There are now approximately 1000 members, the majority drawn from Britain and Europe. Many members are professional biologists who work in universities, research institutes or schools. ASAB is a registered charity (no. 268494).

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