A Dearth Of Anoles At ISBE And ABS

August 2014 is a good month for behavioural biologists in North America: at the start of the month, the International Society for Behavioral Ecology and the Animal Behavior Society are holding conferences in quick succession in New York City and Princeton respectively. However, Anolis lizards are pitifully underrepresented at these meetings: of the hundreds of talks at these two meetings, a total of zero–yes, zero–are about anoles. This is a tad surprising–plenty of people study the behaviour of anoles, and I was expecting some presentations at these meetings. I’ll be at ABS talking about Sitana, and would love to meet other anole behaviour enthusiasts, so please let me know in the comments below if you’ll be there.

That said, lizards aren’t too badly represented at these meetings: there will be talks or posters on DracoPsammophilus, Phrynocephalus, Sceloporus, Crotaphytus,  Podarcis and Tupinambis. I’ll be blogging about the lizard presentations from ABS, so stay tuned for a behavioural bonanza!

The wonderful Phrynocephalus mystaceus. Photo by Antoshin Konstantin from Wikimedia.

The wonderful Phrynocephalus mystaceus. Photo by Antoshin Konstantin from Wikimedia.

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