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ASAB winter conference

This year’s ASAB Winter Meeting will now be held virtually on 3-4 December 2020!


The meeting will not have a specific theme, but instead it will provide an opportunity particularly targeted at students and ECRs to present their work on any aspect of animal behaviour research. We are aware that opportunities to showcase findings and establish professional networks is critical for such researchers we wish to make up for the cancelled Easter 2020 meeting where ASAB traditionally supports such work.


The meeting will include a series of plenary speakers from across the field of animal behaviour, including the various award winners and invited plenaries whose talks have been disrupted by cancelled events. There will be a series of submitted talks and a virtual poster session where delegates can chat with presenters. There will be a series of professional development events including a meeting with the ASAB Grants Secretary to discuss how to obtain research funding and mentoring opportunities. We will facilitate micro-seminars in which delegates can meet with fellow researchers in their particular fields and discuss shared interests. We will also be running a few 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.

Do join us for the day!


Prof Innes Cuthill

University of Bristol

Behavioural and sensory ecology. Exploring factors shaping the design of animal form and function.

Prof Lars Chittka

Queen Mary University of London

2020 Tinbergen Lecturer

Prof Stuart Semple

University of Roehampton

Primate behaviour, conservation and welfare. Particular interest in primate communication.

Prof Leigh Simmons

The University of Western Australia

2020 Recipient of the ASAB Medal

Dr Hannah Mumby

University of Hong Kong

2020 Christopher Barnard Award Winner

Prof Karen Spencer

University of St Andrews

Mechanisms of behaviour. Behavioural, physiological, endocrine and neuroendocrine approaches using avian species.