13th Topical Meeting ‚Effects of Risk and Fear in Animal Behaviour

26-28th February 2018, Universität Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee

The next topical meeting of the Ethological Society will take at the University of Potsdam from February 26th to 28th of February 2018. The topic of 2018 “Animal Behaviour under Risk and Fear” covers the key processes that have shaped animal behaviour in evolutionary time frames. Animals have adapted their behaviour and time allocation to predation risk while mating or foraging, and to risks associated with inbreeding or disease transmission. Landscapes of fear can thus be comprised of many different risk qualities.

For the meeting, we have invited four international renowned keynote speakers, who will highlight different aspects of risk affecting behaviour. Plenaries cover many different taxa and topics to attract all behavioural biologists. Alongside the talks of the plenary speakers, plenty of time is reserved for short talks, which as usual can cover all facets of the behavioural sciences. We encourage especially young researchers to take the opportunity to discuss their work with us and to apply for an oral contribution.

The meeting will take place at the University of Potsdam on  Campus Griebnitzsee between Potsdam and Berlin with perfect infrastructure and easy to reach from both cities. The Animal Ecology Group and Prof. Dr. Jana Eccard will organise the meeting.

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9th ECBB meeting in Liverpool


Join the Evolutionary and Behavioural Biology Research Group in Liverpool for the 9th European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB) from Thursday 9 August to Sunday 12 August 2018.

Symposium submissions

Entries are now open for symposia submissions, find out more about the submission process.

Confirmed plenary speakers

Dr Andrew King (Swansea University)
Prof Michael Mendl (University Of Bristol)
Dr Amanda Seed (University of St Andrews)
Dr Barbara Taborsky (University of Bern)
Prof Judy Stamps (University of California)


The event will take place at the ACC Liverpool view map and directions.


ASAB Winter meeting, 7 – 8 December 2017, London, UK


The 2017 ASAB Winter Meeting will be titled „Sexual selection: 30 years of testing the alternatives,“ and will be organised by Nina Wedell and David Shuker.