Owen F Aldis Scholarship deadline January 15, 2018

The deadline for submissions for the Owen F Aldis Scholarship, which funds research costs up to $8000, has been extended to January 15th, 2018. The Owen F. Aldis Scholarship Fund was established to support graduate studies in human ethology, defined as the biological study of human behaviour.

Please see the ISHE website for details of the submission procedure: http://ishe.org/awards/owen-f-aldis-scholarship/

Human Behavioral Ecology Bibliography

After a long hiatus, Kermyt Anderson has resuscitated the Human Behavioral Ecology Bibliography (HBEB) as an editable google document. Feel free to add any relevant citations for human behavioral ecology that aren’t in there, especially from 2013 onward. (There are over 1250 pubs listed there — but only about 100 for the past four years.) And please share this link with any colleagues or students who might find it useful.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UxuPjp5zvUtN8xe4W3fMHmqzsiM3XpB9YCqc_FBBeCI/edit#

Now that the HBEB is open-sourced, it’s only going to be as good as the information its users supply. Thanks in advance for your help in keeping this up date.

Evolution of pathogen and parasite avoidance behaviours

Theo Murphy meeting
Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 June 2017
The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre
Organised by Dr Rachel McMullan and Cecile Sarabian
https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/06/evolution-pathogen-parasite/

Avoidance behaviours protect species as diverse as worms, ants, fish, monkeys and humans from infection by reducing or preventing contact with parasites and pathogens. This meeting will unite researchers working in invertebrates, vertebrates and humans to discuss the evolution of pathogen avoidance behaviour and how these avoidance instincts can be harnessed to improve animal and human health around the world. Join us to network with researchers working in a diversity of experimental models to share techniques and knowledge and form multidisciplinary collaborations.
This is a residential conference, which allows for increased discussion and networking.

  • Free to attend
  • Registration is essential (please request an invitation)
  • Catering and accommodation are available to purchase at registration

Post-doc position in human behavioural ecology in Finland

Overview: Our multidisciplinary research team is looking for a post-doctoral researcher for a three-year project investigating life history, social integration and the influence of kin in forced migrants in a 20th century Finnish population. The project is an exciting opportunity to investigate the consequences of forced migration of over 400000 people during World War II from an evolutionary ecology and sociology viewpoint. These migrants encountered much the same traumas and faced similar prejudices and resentment that current migrants face today, making the study of this population particularly appropriate to gain insight into the present and future of current migrants.The project, headed by Dr. John Loehr, is funded by Kone Foundation for the period 2017-2020. http://www.koneensaatio.fi/en/hanke/learning-from-our-past/ Read more