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Collective animal behaviour through time

Discussion meeting


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Scientific discussion meeting organised by Dr Christos Ioannou and Dr Kate Laskowski.

Collective vigilance: monkeys from a range of ages collectively gathering visual and social information. Copyright: Lauren Brent

Great strides have been made in understanding the mechanisms underlying collective behaviour in animals using the complex systems approach common in the physical sciences. This work however focuses on snapshots of collective behaviour. The goal of this meeting is to integrate the study of collective behaviour over time: how does it develop and how does it evolve?

Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place.

Call for posters

Participants of the meeting will be able to present a poster. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and must be in the third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 3 April 2020. Please note that places are limited and are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion. Poster/talk abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

An evening poster session and drinks reception will be held following the close of the meeting on Monday 18 May 2020. Whilst the posters are free to view for all registered participants, the corresponding optional drinks reception is ticketed. Drinks reception tickets can be purchased in advance during registration.

Attending the event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend

  • Limited places, advanced registration is essential

  • An optional lunch can be purchased during registration

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team.


Collective animal behaviour through time 18 - 19 May 2020. The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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