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Welcome to Behaviour 2017, a joint meeting of the 35th International Ethological Conference (IEC) and the 2017 Summer Meeting of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), that will be held from July 30 to August 4, 2017, in Estoril, Portugal.

We are very pleased to host Behaviour2017 in the Lisbon area! Lisbon hosts internationally significant research centers in the fields of Neuroscience and Behavior and in short-distance from the city you will find nature areas with an inspiring fauna for the study of Behaviour; from a resident bottlenose dolphin population (which inspired the conference logo) to many birds, fish and invertebrates, currently studied by different local labs.

The conference venue, located at the Estoril Congress Center, boasts a privileged location on the Estoril coast, 25 km away from Lisbon airport, and right next to the famous Casino with its surrounding gardens and sea view. This location has been chosen because it combines an excellent congress venue with plenty of accommodation with a relaxed environment and beach culture, which we hope will provide the right environment for networking among delegates. The Estoril Congress Center is also the only venue in Portugal certified as a Green Venue (EarthCheck’s Silver Certification) for its good environmental practice and commitment to sustainable business, and its choice is in line with a strategy of an ecologically sustainable meeting for Behaviour2017.

Behaviour2017 will gather international professionals, academia members and students from all fields of behavior research, such as behavioural ecology, neuroethology, behavioural endocrinology, behavioural genomics, animal cognition, evolutionary biology, Human ethology, applied ethology, conservation ethology, animal welfare, modelling and many others.

The conference program will offer an opening keynote address from Frans de Waal and invited plenary talks from distinguished researchers covering topics such as the comparative study of emotions, social evolution, behavioural genomics, animal cognition, Evo-devo of behavioural adaptations, and modeling behavior evolution. There will also be a program of symposia, selected from the call for symposia, that will span the entire range of behaviour research and that will help advance and foster scientific research, education and training, and applications. Finally the program will also include sessions of contributed talks and posters, which will enable all delegates to present their work and to have the opportunity to discuss the most recent developments in their research fields.

We encourage delegates from all geographic regions working on all behaviour disciplines and taxa to take an active part in this international gathering. We are delighted to invite you to Portugal to share recent developments in behaviour research.


We look forward to meet you all in Lisbon next year.


For further information please contact us: behaviour2017@ispa.pt

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