Welcome to Groningen!

we are delighted to invite you to this meeting in unprecendented format: For the first time ever, the KNDV (Dutch Royal Society of Zoologists), BZS (Royal Belgian Zoological Society) and NVG (Netherlands Society for Behavioural Biology) are joining efforts to offer what we believe will be an exciting meeting. Bringing these societies together gives us more opportunities to offer you great speakers and aggregate a program with lots of choices for all. We also hope that this meeting will build new bridges, for the benefit of cross-inspiration and towards creating a Dutch research community.

The program will feature six plenaries, featuring the Distinguished Zoologist Lecture Prof. dr. Richard Morris, the Brill Baerends lecture by Prof. dr. Susanne Åkesson, and the Dobberke Evening Lecture by Dr. Jolle Jolles.

Regular talks will be organized in sessions, most of which will present three talks in parallel. To make the strongest program, two of the parallel sessions will be pre-organized, and the third one will be selected from submitted abstracts based on quality and content. We will also feature posters, and have a number of prizes in stock for excellent contributions.

We hope you will join us in Groningen

Organizers
Barbara Helm
Robbert Havekes
Eddy van der Zee
on behalf of our societies and the hosting Groningen Evolutionary Life Sciences Institute (GELIFES).