14-16th April 2021

University of Bristol

ASAB‘s Easter meeting is aimed at research students and early career researchers, and is hosted by a different UK institution each year. After it was unfortunately cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, it's going virtual this year! It is being organised by Christos Ioannou, Martin How and Bex Pike at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, with help from the many PIs in the department working on animal behaviour (come and see who we are).

ASAB Easter meetings do not have a subject theme and we want a varied programme of student talks and posters, so any aspect of animal behaviour research is welcome! Abstract submission and registration is now closed.

As is traditional at the Easter ASAB, the first day (14th April) will consist of workshops on professional development. In the morning we will have talks on preparing and reviewing papers for scientific journals, and preparing grant applications. In the afternoon, we have an exciting group activity planned for students working in similar research areas to get to know one another by working collaboratively to create a plan for a public engagement video on a topic of shared interest.

Plenary and student talks will take place on the 15th and 16th. There will be prizes for the best talks and posters, provided by our fantastic sponsors, the Royal Society. We will be piloting a new 'meet the PIs' scheme to encourage students to interact with research group leaders, something that is often lost from meetings not being in person. 

We will also be running social events (with an animal theme of course) that you’re welcome to join in with.


As with all ASAB meetings, researchers of any aspect of animal behaviour are very welcome.



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