The society page – picture of a young greylag goose

(19 October 2023) Safe the date! The next annual meeting of the Ethologische Gesellschaft will be held 22-24 February, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. We can’t wait to meeting you in person! As usual, the organisers are trying to keep the costs as low as possible (especially for the students) while giving everyone a good time.

(27 September 2022) Wow – our twitter community is really growing! Over the past years, they have become a very special community in addition to our registered society members. Thus, we are over the moon that more than 2,000 followers are interested in us – thank you!!!

(26 July 2022) ECBB is over and it it was amazing! Stellar plenaries, countless interesting talks and posters and a fantastic social programme. We would like to thank the organizers and their team for making this such a great experience.

(23 July 2022) The ECBB is the conference at which our society awards their most prestigious award – our biannual Tinbergen Award. Due to the pandemic, the ceremony for 2020 awardee, Dr Lysanne Snijders, was combined with the one of the 2022 awardee, Dr Manon Schweinfurth. Congratulations both for their outstanding research contributions!

(10 March 2022) Registration for the European Conference for Behavioural Biology (ECBB: 20-23 July 2022) in Groningen (NL) is now open. The deadline to submit an abstract is 30 April. Please note that the society supports eligible members attending the conference with travel grants.

(07 March 2022) Congratulations: Simon Tragust received funding for his project, entitled “Towards automatic tracking of sanitary behaviours involving antimicrobial compounds in space and time”.

(28 February 2022) The Ethologische Gesellschaft e.V. provides up to €1,000 for student projects. Applications are welcome in any field of Ethology. The deadline is 31st of March. More information can be found here.

(26 February 2022) Following our General Assembly on the 25th of February, the new (extended) council of our society has been announced. After working for our society for many years, e.g. as treasurer and career advisor, Dr Oliver Schülke has left us. We are sad to see Ole leaving and would like to sincerely thank him for all his work! The vacant position was filled with Dr Cristina Tuni. 2023, Prof. Helene Richter will leave the council, who will be replaced by Dr Manon Schweinfurth, who is the acting communication officer. Dr Hanja Brandl will take over Manon’s role in 2023.

(25 February 2022) The second virtual conference of the Ethologische Gesellschaft e.V. is over and we enjoyed it very much. We would like to thank all speakers and delegates for making this an amazing conference with stellar talks and great discussions. Congratulations to the 2022 Gwinner awardees Magdalena Wlodarz and Ondřej Fišer for their truly outstanding talks in the category science slam and traditional talk.

(02 February 2022) We are very happy to announce that our program for our online meeting is live. More information can be found here or on twitter (@EthoGes).

(31 January 2022) All society members are warmly invited to our biannual General Assembly, taking place shortly before our annual meeting on the 25th of Febraury at 10am (CET). Make sure to let our our secretary know ( that you would like to attend.

(17 January 2022) The registration for our second virtual conference has closed now. We are reviewing the abstracts and we will notify our presenters soon.

(10 January 2022) The Ethologische Gesellschaft e.V. provides up to €2’000 for research projects, however small or big they may be. Applications are welcome in any field of Ethology. The deadline is 31st of January. More information can be found here.