WELCOME TO ISBE 2016
The University of Exeter is proud to host the 16th congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology, on the 30th anniversary of its founding. We look forward to five days of presentations spanning the full spectrum of current research effort in behavioural ecology, and a chance to forge new relationships and catch up with friends.
28th July 2016 - Opening Ceremony (headlined by Richard Dawkins)
29th July - 2nd August - Main Conference
2nd August - Conference banquet
3rd August - Symposia
Please see 'Further information', below right, to download...
- Full Conference Programme (4 MB)
- Overview of the Conference Programme
- Talk Abstract Book (ordered by session)
- Poster Abstract Book (ordered by presenter first name)
- Delegate Information Pack
- Accommodation information
- Restaurants, Pubs & Clubs information*
Please see our new FAQs section below for answers to common questions *
Please send any other enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel advice for reaching the Exeter Streatham campus, where ISBE2016 will be held, can be found here
The ISBE App!
We have developed an interactive ISBE2016 App that will help you to navigate the programme.
How to use the ISBE 2016 app:
Step 1 – Go to the Google play store (on android phones) or the App store (on iphones)
Step 2 – Download and install the free app called “Guidebook”
Step 3 – Open the app "Guidebook" and search for the guide called “ISBE 2016”
Step 4 – Download the guide and start exploring
There will be 10 Post-Conference Symposia on August 3rd 2016. Provisional details of these are provided below.
Avoiding a tangled net: Planning the future of social network analysis
Organisers: Lauren Brent, David Fisher & Matthew Silk
Statistical quantification of individual differences: educational and statistical approaches informing study design, analysis and inferences of multi-level behavioural data
Organisers: Niels J. Dingemanse, Yimen G. Araya-Ajoy, Denis Réale
The Causes and Consequences of Behavioral Plasticity
Organisers: Suzanne H. Alonzo and Nick J. Royle
Challenge for our generation: open, reproducible and reliable science
Organisers: Anna Krystalli, Isabel Winney & Malika Ihle
Behavioral interference between species: research at the intersection of ethology, ecology and evolution
Organisers: Gregory F. Grether, Kathryn Peiman, Beren W. Robinson
Behavioural responses to human-induced environmental change
Organisers: Kate Arnold, Tomas Brodin, Minna Saaristo
Negotiation over parental care
Organisers: Kate Lessells, James Savage, Simon Griffith
Cerebral and motor lateralization
Organisers: Elisa Frasnelli, Gillian Forrester
From parents to peers: the consequences of information use for evolution, development and social behavior
Organisers: Sinead English, Willem Frankenhuis, Neeltje Boogert
Male competition and speciation: causes, consequences, and interactions with mate choice and ecology
Organisers: Alycia Lackey, Michael Martin, Robin Tinghitella
* ISBE ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS * - Limited Edition!
We are excited to announce that t-shirts commemorating the 30th anniversary of ISBE (with a wee bit of ISBE 2016 branding) will be on sale during the conference. Online sales have now closed.
Conference Events & Activities
All excursions will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 31st July (13:00 to ~18:00). Book your place via the registration pages here.
NOTE: the football tournament will also occur during this time slot; details below.
1. Seaton Jurassic Coast Tour
Seaton Jurassic Coast explore the wonders of Seaton Jurassic coast line, with educated tour guides. Seaton Jurassic is part of the world heritage site.
Haytor is Dartmoor’s most famous landmark and a natural beauty spot. This walk will look at Geology, ecology, wildlife.
3. Two Bridges
Two Bridges located on the West Dart river in the Heart of Dartmoor National Park. This walk will cover wildlife, environmental issues and the spectacular Wistman's Wood.
4. Belstone Tor
Belstone Tor on the Northern edge of Dartmoor, boasts stunning scenery. This walk will look at Geology, wildlife, history and archaeology of the area.
According to tradition, there will be a football tournament on the afternoon of Sunday 31st July.
The format will be a mini tournament, probably 5 or 6 a side, with the exact plan being finalised once we know how many people would like to take part.
If you would like to be involved, please sign up on the Google doc here.
You can sign up on your own, or as a group if you would like to play with friends. If you want to play as a group, enter a team name under the team column even if you do not have enough for a full side (and if you could all wear the same colour t-shirt that would be a great help). If you are happy to be assigned to a team then just leave it blank. You can also sign up at the registration desk at the conference.
We will be playing on both the modern rubber-crumb pitches and the sand-based astro-turf, so suitable footwear will be trainers or astro/firm-ground moulded boots. Blades cannot be worn on the sand pitch, and metal studs cannot be worn on either surface. Other than that, all you need to bring is yourself!
Everyone is welcome – the aim is to have fun. If you have any questions please contact me at email@example.com.
Hope to see you there,
We all know that conferences as large as ISBE can be daunting, especially for graduate students.
At the joint SSE/ASN/SSB conference this year, Bree Rosenblum (UC Berkeley) introduced #Evolutionbingo and she received enthusiastic feedback about how fun and useful it was. In an effort to make forging new friendships and future collaborations that little bit easier, we’ve therefore put together an ISBE-themed Bingo board for this year’s conference!
You can download the board here for printing. The board itself provides information on what it involves.
The official hashtag for it is #ISBEBingo, and we look forward to people tweeting about their bingo achievements!
All the best,
LGBTQ Social Event
Join us for an informal gathering on Friday 29th!
We will plan to meet at 18:00 outside the registration marquee, which is on the Great Hall Piazza. We will walk together from there to the Rusty Bike pub (67 Howell Road) and will be there from 18:30ish, if anyone wants to join us there later.
Contact Jessie Barker (+45 31 22 24 56; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Caitlin Stern (+45 31 17 77 62; email@example.com) with any questions or to find out where we are on the night.
Anti-Predator Colouration Symposium
The symposium will run at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Ecology and Conservation in Penryn, Cornwall, on the 4th & 5th August 2016. For full details and to join the meeting, click here.
ISBE2016 Organising Committee
Chair of the Organising Committee: Sasha Dall
Stuart Bearhop, Jon Blount, Camille Bonneaud, Lauren Brent, Malcolm Burgess, Mike Cant, Darren Croft, Tom Currie, Sasha Dall, Safi Darden, Tim Fawcett, Natalie Hempel De Ibarra, Andy Higginson, Sarah Hodge, Dave Hosken, Clarissa House, John Hunt, Shakti Lamba, Lisa Leaver, Joah Madden, Fiona Mathews, Alex Mesoudi, Nick Royle, Andy Russell, Martin Stevens, Alex Thornton, Colin Torney, Tom Tregenza, Alastair Wilson, Andy Young
* ISBE 2016 FAQs *
Q: What size/format should my poster be?
A: A0 – portrait (841 mm wide x 1189 mm high)
Q: What is included in the participation fee?
A: Participation in all of the conference programme (with the exception of the Gala Dinner—purchased separately online but now Sold Out), conference materials (pen, bag, paper), welcome drinks on the 28th July, poster sessions with drinks on 29th July and 1st August and continuous refreshments. If you have not already purchased your lunch vouchers a limited supply will be available for sale at the conference information point
Q: How long will the contributed talks be?
A: You will have 12mins to give your talk and 3mins for questions afterwards. There will then be a 5min turnaround time before the next talk to enable delegates to switch among rooms if they so desire.
Q: What is the size ratio of the presentation screens?
A: 16:9 in all rooms apart from the Great Hall
Q: Is there a possibility for on-site printing?
A: The University print unit is open on 28th and 29th July and 1st and 2nd August from 9.30am – 4.30pm. Prices vary depending on the printing required so please enquire at the desk
Q: I compiled my presentation on a mac - what machines will be in the lecture hall?
A: All of the lecture halls have PC’s so please compile and submit your talk files as outlined below.
Q: When should we give you the presentations?
A: Please email them in to ISBE2016@exeter.ac.uk by July 26th using the file naming system detailed in the email you received about this.
Q: My presentation file is too big to be emailed. How else could I submit it to you?
A: If your presentation is too big to email, please use the following DropBox link to upload your files:
Q: What file formats do you accept for presentations?
A: Due to the large number of talks that we will be dealing with, we can only accept presentations in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) or PowerPoint (pptx) formats. Large files, or presentations with audio/video clippings may be archived (zip,rar,7zip) before submission. If your submissions have audio or video embedded within the presentation, please submit your presentation and the embedded audio/video file in a zipped archive. To prevent broken links, it's a good idea to copy the videos you're using to the same folder as your presentation before you link to them and then zip or archive this folder before emailing it to us. Users of non-Windows systems are requested to double check the file paths of any embedded media such that the embedded media is located in the same folder as the presentation document and is referred to with a relative path. (e.g. ./embedded_video.mpg).
Quicktime: Please note Apple has withdrawn support for Quicktime on Windows and as such, we request that you do not submit presentations with embedded or linked Quicktime videos. Quicktime videos can be easily converted to formats such as .wmv or .mpg to allow playback on Windows.
Q: Will I be able to check that my presentation file works correctly?
A: A practice room will be available for delegates to check their presentation files before giving their talk.
Q: Will I have wireless access for my laptop and mobile devices?
A: Wi-Fi access is available for no charge at the venue. Please be advised that the accommodation and events venue are supported by two different networks. So, guest registration for residence halls will only work in the residence halls, and similarly the UoE-Guest access at the events venue will only function in and around the events venue.
Q: How do I access the WiFi network?
A: Your delegate pack will include WiFi access instructions. If you are using the University of Exeter Guest network (UoE-Guest), you will need to validate your access within 10 minutes in order to retain the account for 24 hours. Otherwise you will keep being logged out. You will also need to re-register every 24 hours to use the service.
Users from institutions that support Eduroam can use this method to connect. Eduroam is available in both locations (accommodation and events venue), but please be advised that these are two autonomous networks, so moving between them will need you to re-authenticate your Eduroam credentials.
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