Programme overview

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Wednesday 20th July, location Academy Building
14:00-18:00Registration & Information
15:45-16:00Opening
16:00-17:00Plenary 1 Franjo Weissing Reconciling mechanistic and functional perspectives on behaviour
17:00-18:00Welcome drinks
Thursday 21st July, location Oosterpoort
07:00 Optional social eventMorning run through Groningen
08:00 – 18:00Registration & Information
09:00-10:00Plenary 2 Peter Kappeler The evolution of primate social systems
10:05-11:05Parallel Symposia
Individual variation in genetics, physiology and behaviourThe social brainOpen
11:00-11:30Coffee break
11:30-12:30Parallel Symposia
Individual variation in genetics, physiology and behaviourThe social brainOpen
12:30-13:30Lunch break
13:30-14:30Poster session
14:30-15:30Parallel Symposia
Individual variation in genetic, physiology and behaviourCultural evolutionThere is no ‘I’ in welfare – the social dimension of animal wellbeing
15:30-16:00Tea break
16:00-17:00Parallel Symposia
Individual variation in genetic, physiology and behaviourCultural evolutionThere is no ‘I’ in welfare – the social dimension of animal wellbeing
17:05-18:00Plenary 3 Audrey DussutourProblem solving in slime molds: from decision making to learning
18:30 Optional social eventDinner Lottery: meet other participants in restaurants
Friday 22nd July, location Oosterpoort
07:00
Optional social eventMorning run through Groningen
08:00-17:30Registration & Information
09:00-10:00Plenary 4 David AndersonNeural control of innate social and defensive behaviors and their internal motive states
10:05-11:05Parallel Symposia
Animal CommunicationThe emergence of novel behaviours during social evolutionOpen
11:05-11:30Coffee break
11:30-12:30Parallel Symposia
Animal CommunicationThe emergence of novel behaviours during social evolutionOpen
12:30-13:30Lunch break
13:30-14:30Poster session
14:30-15:30Parallel Symposia
Animal CommunicationSocial influences on mate choiceSocial foraging: from mechanism to consequence
15:30-16:00Tea break
16:00-17:00Parallel Symposia
Animal CommunicationSocial influences on mate choiceSocial foraging: from mechanism to consequence
17:30Optional social Event Pubquiz and/or treasure hunt in Groningen city center
Saturday 23rd July, location Oosterpoort
07:00Optional social eventMorning run through Groningen
08:30 – 17:30 Registration & Information
09:00-10:00Plenary 6 Joel LevineUsing Drosophila To Understand Social Groups
10:05-11:05Parallel Symposia
Endocrinology of social behaviourCognitionDominance between the sexes in group-living animals
11:05-11:30Coffee break
11:30-12:25Parallel Symposia
Endocrinology of social behaviourCognitionDominance between the sexes in group-living animals
12:30-13:30Lunch break
13:30-14:05Surprise talk
14:05-15:35Niko Tinbergen Prize from the German Ethological Society.Chaired by Claudia Fichtel
14:15-14:45Niko Tinbergen award 1Lysanne SnijdersSocial dynamics going wild – insights from novel technology and traditional observation
15:00-15:30Niko Tinbergen award 2Manon SchweinfurthReciprocal cooperation in animals: does it exist?
15:35-16:00Tea Break
16:00-17:00Plenary 7 Rose ThorogoodIf “All of life is social”, how do social interactions influence the evolution of species interactions?
17:05-17:30Closing ceremony and student prizes
18:00Conference dinner