Resources page – picture of an adult male chimpanzee sleeping

Please find below a list of links relevant for those who are interested in Behavioural Biology.

Studying Behavioural Biology
ABC provides mentorships and microgrants to Behavioural Biology students
Online course: Introduction into Animal Behaviour by M. Naguib, J. Savage & L. Snijders
Online course: Animal Cultures (team taught by leading researchers)
MSc programmes in Germany
MSc /PhD programmes worldwide

Please note, there are many different programmes, research institutes and career paths available, where it is easy to get lost. Two of our extended council members have volunteered to be contacted, if you have questions about planning your career and becoming a Behavioural Biologist. Don’t be shy, they are happy to be contacted! E-mail Dr Cristina Tuni (cristina.tuni[at] or Prof. Erica van de Waal (erica.vandewaal[at]

AB live: Animal Behaviour Live is an international sustainable and inclusive platform
Animal Behaviour Community Africa
ASAB: Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
ABS: Animal Behavior Society
CCS: Comparative Cognition Society
EHBEA: European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association
ESEB: European Society for Evolutionary Biology
ESLR: An early-career network for all things social learning and cultural evolution
DZG: German Zoological Society, subject group: Behavioural Biology
HBES: Human Behavior and Evolution Society
ICE: International Council of Ethologists (lists all Behavioural Biology societies)
ICN: International Society for Neuroethology
ISAE: International Society for Applied Ethology
ISAZ: International Society for Anthrozoology
ISBE: International Society of Behavioral Ecology
NWG: International Society for Neuroethology
NVG: Netherlands Society for Behavioural Biology
SORTEE: Society for Open, Reliable & Transparent Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
SZS: Swiss Zoological Society
VBIO: German Life Science Association
WOC in EEB: Community for women of colour in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

DAAD: German Academic Exchange Services
DFG: German Research funding
ERC: European Research Council
FWF: Austrian Research funding
Humboldt Foundation
L’Oréal – UNESCO: for Women in Science
National Geographic: Animal Behavior and Cognition Funding Opportunity
SNSF: Swiss National Science Foundation
CNV: Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation for the promotion of science and research supports talented young women with children

Animal Welfare / ethics – resources
National Centre for the 3Rs
Guidelines for ethical treatment of animals in Applied Sciences by ISAE
Guidelines for the treatment of animals in behavioural research and teaching by ASAB
FELASA: Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations

Outreach resources – Behavioural Biology for everyone
Book a Scientist from the Leibniz Foundation
ETHOlogisch: Verhalten verstehen
Nature Today
Skype a Scientist