[Forwarded from Simon Gadbois, .]
Call for Abstracts
International Ethological Conference
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 15-23 August 2007
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until Saturday
March 24 2007.
IEC 2007's web site: http://iec2007.psychology.dal.ca/iec2007/Home.html
Registration and abstract submission site: https://
We have an exciting set of plenary speakers and symposia, as listed
Hope to see you in Nova Scotia in August!
and other members of the Local Organizing Committee
P.S.: Please note that American participants will need a passport in
order to get back into the USA after the conference.
IEC Plenary Speakers
Opening Public lecture:
Hal Whitehead, Dalhousie University, Canada.
"Adventures of a marine mammalogist in the study of whale language
Patrick Bateson, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, England
"Developmental Plasticity and Epigenetics".
Pat Monaghan, University of Glasgow, Scotland.
"Growth, lifespan and life history trade-offs"
Elisabetta Visalberghi, Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della
Cognizione, Rome, Italy
"Behavioral, cognitive and ecological factors affecting tool use in
wild capuchin monkeys"
Atsushi Iriki, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan.
“Brain mechanism for development and evolution of monkey tool-use as
a latent precursor of human intelligence”
Roger T. Hanlon, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA
"Masters of optical illusion: the neuroethology of rapid adaptive
camouflage and communication in cephalopods"
Horst Bleckmann, Institut für Zoologie der Universität Bonn, Germany.
"Neuroethology of Sensory Systems"
Rui Oliveira, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisboa,
"From hormones to behavior and back: androgens, social context and
Hanna Kokko, University of Helsinki, Finland
"Love and hatred in a world of feedback"
Sara J. Shettleworth, University of Toronto, Canada
“Cognitive ethology in the 21st century”
Marian Stamp Dawkins, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford,
"The scientific basis for assessing suffering in animals"
Robert L. Trivers, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University, USA
“Human Ethology / Genes in Conflict: The Biology of Selfish Genetic
Maydianne Andrade, Department of Life Sciences, University of
"Sexual selection and the evolution of extreme reproductive strategies"
Symposia titles and organisers
“Prospective cognition and future planning by animals” Nicola Clayton
and Anthony Dickinson
“Integrative perspectives on animal contests” Ryan L. Early
“Behavioural epigenetics” Timothy Bredy
“Swarms of insects, fish, birds, and ungulates: models and empirical
data” Charlotte Hemelrijk
“Does paternal care require partner preference?” Katherine E. Wynne-
“Maternal effects: evaluating maternal effects on the basis of
Tinbergen’s four questions” Jeff Graves and Ton Groothuis
“Acoustic communication in noise” Peter J. B. Slater and Henrik Brumm
“Uncertainty in animal cognition” Robert Biegler
“Social and cognitive convergence in vertebrates” Isabella Scheiber,
Robyn Hudson, Kurt Kotrschal
“Social networks: Patterns” Jens Krause
“Social networks: Processes” David Lusseau
“Allonursing: an adaptive behavior in mammals?” Beatriz Zapata and
“Avian social cognition: Do birds think about other minds?” Nathan J.
Emery and Shige Watanabe
“Developmental influences on behavioural phenotypes: implications for
animal welfare” Georgia Mason
“Physiology, Ethology, and Wildlife Conservation” Christina Buesching
“Welfare assessment: new ideas” Donald Broom
Simon Gadbois, Ph.D.
Psychology / Neuroscience Program
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Canid ethology & vertebrate neuroethology
International Ethology Conference 2007: iec2007.psychology.dal.ca