Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

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Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
AbbreviationASAB
FormationJanuary 1, 1936; 83 years ago (1936-01-01)
Location
  • London
Key people
Pat Monaghan
Jane Hurst
Julian Huxley
Geoffrey Matthews
Christopher J. Barnard
Websiteasab.org

The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) is a British organization founded in 1936 to promote ethology, and the study of animal behaviour.[1] ASAB holds conferences,[2] offers grants,[3] and publishes a peer-reviewed journal, Animal Behaviour, first published in 1953.[4][5]

ASAB also recognise excellence in teaching and research with awards including the ASAB medal and Christopher Barnard Award. The annual Tinbergen Lecturer is invited by ASAB Council, and gives an invited presentation at the ASAB Winter Meeting held in London each year.

ASAB was founded in London on 13 March 1936 as the Institute for the Study of Animal Behaviour. Julian Huxley was the first president and Solly Zuckerman the first editor of its earlier publication, Bulletin of Animal Behaviour, which began publishing in October 1938.[1][6] Other past presidents include Geoffrey Matthews (1971–1974)[7] and Christopher J. Barnard (2004–2007) and Jane Hurst.[8]

Pat Monaghan, Regius Professor of Zoology at the University of Glasgow, is President of the ASAB Council as of October 2017.[9]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Durant, John (24 July 1986). "From amateur naturalist to professional scientist", New Scientist, 41–44.
  2. ^ "Upcoming conferences", Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.
  3. ^ "Grants & Awards Overview", Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.
  4. ^ "Animal Behaviour", Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.
  5. ^ Slater, P. J. B. (2005). "Fifty Years of Bird Song Research", in Jeffrey R Lucas, Leigh W. Simmons (eds.) Essays in Animal Behaviour: Celebrating 50 Years of Animal Behaviour. Butterworth-Heinemann, 301.
  6. ^ "Bulletin of animal behaviour", WorldCat.
  7. ^ "Geoffrey Matthews, The Daily Telegraph, 30 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Preface", in H. Jane Brockmann, et al. (2011). Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 38, San Diego: Academic Press, xi.
  9. ^ "About ASAB", Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.