International Society for Behavioural Ecology 2016 Call for Symposia

As in previous years, ISBE 2016 at the University of Exeter will include an extra day after the main conference to host up to 10 small, themed symposia. We are now inviting proposals for these symposia.

We will host up to 10 concurrent symposia on Weds 3rd August 2016, immediately following the main conference (29th July – 2nd August). Each symposium should focus on an issue of current relevance and interest within behavioural ecology as broadly defined.


Each symposium should be organised by a maximum of three people. Symposium formats are flexible, and we encourage applicants to be creative: you may include a mix of talks, opportunities for discussion or breakout groups, teaching forums and/or workshops. Our facilities can hold up to 350 people per symposia. We encourage applications from, and/or involvement of, early career researchers.

To submit a proposal, send a 2-page (single spaced) outline including affiliations and contact details of the organisers, a description of the proposed theme/topic, a justification of its relevance/timeliness, and proposed symposium structure (symposium participants do not need to be confirmed but please give an indicative list). Proposals should be sent to science@isbe2016.com by 18th December 2015.

Proposals will be selected by the ISBE organising committee on the criteria of (i) scientific rigour, (ii) timeliness/relevance to the field of behavioural ecology, and (iii) symposium structure and balance of topics/participants (please aim to ensure an equal number of male and female participants from a range of career stages and national affiliations).