Greetings from your DAB
New DAB Secretary
Thanks to everyone for
voting in the SICB elections this year. Jordanna Sprayberry has been
elected to the position of secretary for the Division of Animal
Behavior. Please join me in thanking Jordanna for her willingness to
serve the Division and Society. Jordanna will take over from Scott
MacDougal-Shackleton at the Boston meeting.
Next year we will need
to elect a new Chair of the Division. If you are interested in
nominating yourself or someone you know for this position, please let
us know. The nominating committee will be looking for names in
Members of the nominating committee are:
- Tom Hahn
- Sarah Humfeld
- Jordanna Sprayberry
- Scott MacDougall-Shackleton
Meeting in Boston
We look forward to
seeing all of you in Boston. This should be a great meeting.
Abstract submissions were up by 30% this year! The DAB is sponsoring
society-symposium: "Hormonal Regulation of Whole-Animal
Performance: Implications for Selection" co-sponsored by DAB, DCE
- "Evolution of
Mechanisms Controlling Timing of Breeding in Animals" co-sponsored
by DAB and DCE.
- "Genomics and
Vertebrate Adaptive Radiation: A Celebration of the First Cichlid
Genome" co-sponsored by DAB and DVM
As well, DAB will
co-sponsor a symposium on "Integrating Migration" at the 2010
meeting in Seattle. As always, if you are interested in organizing a
symposium, talk to our program officer Sarah Humfeld for advice.
Business Meeting and
We will continue the
successful tradition of holding a joint business meeting/social. Our
social this year will also be combined with the social for the
"Hormonal Regulation of Whole-Animal Performance" symposium. Be
there! The business meeting will take up the first 30 minutes, after
which it is party time.
Once again we will need
judges for the best student poster and best student oral presentation
competitions. If you are able and willing to act a judge please
email Scott MacDougal-Shackleton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Want to promote your
research? Send Secretary Scott MacDougal-Shackleton
a jpeg of something cool from your research and a short paragraph
describing it and we will add this to the SICB website database.
These are the different images you see on the SICB web site in the
upper left panel that change each time you refresh your screen.
you in January.
Hahn (Chair 2007-2009)
Sarah Humfeld (Program
Officer 2005- 2011)
MacDougall-Shackleton (Secretary 2007-2009)
(Student/Postdoc Rep. 2008-2011)
Link to officer list on DAB page