ECBB 2018 Liverpool

European Conference on Behavioural Biology

Welcome to the ECBB Conference in Liverpool

Join the Evolutionary and Behavioural Biology Research Group in Liverpool for the 9th European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB) from Thursday 9 August to Sunday 12 August 2018.

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The conference venue is the ACC (Arena and Convention Centre), a state-of-the-art conference centre  situated on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.

Liverpool is a friendly and vibrant city with a rich history. It was awarded European Capital of Culture in 2008 and this year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of receiving this status. As a consequence there are many events across the city, so there will be plenty going on to keep you entertained. We're sure you'll enjoy exploring Liverpool and its surroundings.

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Symposium submissions

Symposium submission is now closed. Please see the scientific programme for information on our symposia.

Confirmed plenary speakers

Please click the titles for plenary talk abstracts.

Dr Andrew King (Swansea University)
Come Together: Sociality, Heterogeneity, Organisation and Leadership in Animal Societies

Prof Michael Mendl (University Of Bristol)
Animal affect and decision-making

Dr Amanda Seed (University of St Andrews)
Seeking the Origins of Inquiring Minds – Studies of Causality and Control in Primates and Children

Prof Barbara Taborsky (University of Bern)
Social evolution: accounting for plasticity can reverse theoretical predictions

Prof Judy Stamps (University of California)
Bayesian Development for Empiricists


The event will take place at the ACC Liverpool – view map and directions.

Organising committee


Georgina Eccles
Giada Giacomini
Jeffrey Kelly
Ed Parker
Isabelle Szott
Harriet Thatcher

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Further information on registration and call for abstracts will be added shortly, please check back again soon.