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Please find the final programme for the conference below. A 42-page abstract booklet including the programme can be downloaded here!

Some notes about the programme:

  • Flash talks: Due to the large number of submissions this year we decided to have both normal and flash talks. The latter are exciting 3min-long talks meant for researchers to show off their latest findings, methods, or ideas.

  • Poster outreach session: During the first day we have organised an outreach event and a couple school classes will attend the plenary and then during the coffee break have a chance to mingle with you scientists and visit and score the posters. 

  • Networking event: The first lunch break is specifically dedicated to connecting conference attendees with each other and giving everyone a chance to meet new people. We specifically encourage more senior researchers to sign up, too, please! People will be split into groups and provided with suggestions for where to find food nearby the conference venue, but you might be lucky and have a local in your group, who can guide you to their favourite food place.”

  • Poster sessions: There will be two poster sessions at the end of the first day with a total of 50 posters to enjoy during which free wine and other drinks will be provided, sponsored by Heliot Europe, Lotek, TechnoSmart, and Vectronic Aerospace

  • LGBTQ event: During the lunch of the second day there will also be an LGBTQ event that is open for everyone to attend. From Kirsty Graham: "Come join the LGBTQIA+ (and allies) meetup! We’ve held a couple of these virtually over the last two years, and they are a wonderful way to meet other members of our community. We’ll start with some short introductions from LGBT+ members to break the ice and get to know one another more. It’s a fun social event with lots of time to chat and catch up."

Day 1: Tuesday December 6th, 2022

08:30 – 09:15     Registration & poster setup

09:15 – 09:30     Welcome

09:30 – 10:30     Plenary lecture

Lucy Hawkes – Adventures (and the future!) of animal tracking

10:30 – 11:00     Coffee break & outreach poster session

11:00 – 12:25     Talks session 1

Andrew KingCollective motion: why do many terrestrial animal groups travel in lines?

Edward HurmeBats flexibly wait for better weather at stopover sites

Mina OginoBetween-group differences in space uses within a multilevel society of vulturine guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum)

Samuel R. Matchette‘Shadowing’ behaviour by trumpetfish serves as a form of motion-camouflage

Sergio Rossoni How the raptorial forelimb of praying mantids achieves behavioural flexibility

12:25 – 13:50     Lunch break & networking event

13:30 – 13:55     ASAB AGM Pt2 - confirming the accounts

13:55 – 14:55     Plenary lecture

Rosie Woodroffe Putting animal behaviour to work

14:55 – 16:05     Talks session 2

Sarah SkeelsExploring the role of egocentric movement for shape discrimination during active electrolocation in the weakly electric fish, Gnathonemus petersii

Francesca Santostefano - Social interactions generate complex selection patterns in virtual ecosystems

Melinda BoyersHow resilient are African herbivores to climate induced changes? A comparison of the movement responses to variation in resources across ecosystems

Marilia FreireDesert ants avoid homing errors by self-manipulation of their nest hill height in the absence of environmental landmarks

16:05 – 16:35     Coffee break

16:35 – 17:20     Talks session 3

Charlie RussellImpacts of war on the behaviour of an endangered long-distance migratory bird

Deyatima GhoshExploring predator cognition to understand ecosystem service provisioning: a new approach to bioregulation of crop pests

Ines FürtbauerAdvancing behavioural endocrinology with high-resolution movement data: insights from baboon studies

17:20 – 17:40     Flash talks session 1

Andréa ThiebaultAcoustic foraging network in African penguins

Christian Rutz Unlocking the full research and conservation potential of animal-tracking data through a global tag registry (TRACK)

Hella PéterThe impact of water as a resource on the space use of female East African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii)

Lindsay A. CarrollUsing telemetry to deepen knowledge of frostfish (Microgadus tomcod, punamu) movement ecology in Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia tidal rivers

Michele A. JohnsonShake, wiggle, and curl: how and why lizards move their tails, before and after tail autotomy

17:40 – 18:20     Wine and poster session 1 (odd numbers)

18:20 – 19:00     Wine and poster session 2 (even numbers)


Day 2: Wednesday December 7th, 2022

08:30 – 09:00     Coffee

09:00 – 10:00     Plenary lecture

Ran NathanThe high-throughput revolution in movement ecology

10:00 – 10:35     Talks session 4

Lily Johnson-UlrichCollective movement decisions & 'move' calls in meerkats

Vito Lionetti Conflict between aversive and appetitive learning of panoramic views: how foragers shift to a new route during navigation

10:35 – 10:55     Flash talks session 2

Anna M. BrackenInter-individual variation in the urban space-use by Cape chacma baboons (Papio ursinus)

Fumihiro Kano What are birds looking at? A motion-capture system reveals the selective use of visual fields in freely-behaving pigeons

Jena E. EdwardsFish without borders: international tracking reveals seasonal distributions and connectivity pathways of European fishes

Luke Rendell Ocean nomads or island specialists? Culturally driven habitat partitioning contrasts in scale between geographically isolated sperm whale populations

Rachael BrownInvestigating a body shake behaviour in Lasius niger and its potential role as a pathogen alarm behaviour

10:55 – 11:25     Coffee break

11:25 – 12:15     Talks session 5

Iris D. BontekoeThe consequences of an increased time constraint during migration

Matthew J. HansenGroup-Hunting in Striped Marlin: from Chase to Capture

Michael ChimentoHow immigration can shape animal culture

12:15 – 12:30     Flash talks session 3

Francesca OcchiutoUsing precision technology to investigate personality and plasticity of movement in farmed calves

Alex H. H. Chan3D posture tracking of bird flocks by automated annotations using machine learning and computer vision tools: towards markerless tracking in the wild

Katrina R. DaviesDo Procellariform seabirds adapt their migratory behaviour in response to climatic changes?

Stefano Masier Space retention, memory capabilities and habitat fragmentation: a study on Belgian butterflies

12:30 – 14:00     Lunch break & LGBTQ+ event

14:00 – 15:00     Tinbergen lecture

Nicola ClaytonFingers, thumbs and wings. What magic effects reveal about cognitive constraints and embodied knowledge of movement

15:00 – 15:35     Talks session 6

Florian OrgeretShift in habitat selection during natal dispersal of a long-lived raptor species

Joe WynnThere and back again: the mechanisms of avian natal homing

15:35 – 15:55     Flash talks session 4

James A. Klarevas-IrbyGroup living limits the energetic efficiency of movement

Katalin OzogányFine-scale aerial video tracking of collective movements reveals group dynamics in Przewalski’s horses

Katherine R. S. SnellMotion capture energetic performance of avian movements

Mackenzie Meier – Information content in bottlenose dolphin whistles during a cooperative task

Máté NagyMultimodal, high-throughput measurement of behaviour and interactions in animal collectives

15:55 – 16:25     Coffee break

16:25 – 17:35     Talks session 7

Mathilde Le LevierHost plant spatial memory in butterflies: does habitat fragmentation matter?

Hui YuContinuous on-board behavior classification using accelerometry, a case study and ecological insights

Jasmeen KanwalPopulation viscosity promotes altruism under density-dependent dispersal

Jessica RuddFine-scale post-release behaviour and recovery of Atlantic bluefin tuna to catch and release in the UK

17:35 – 17:50     Closing remarks


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