16 to 18 Jul 2010 Ferrara
16 Jul. 10

The fifth European Conference on Behavioural Biology


We would like to invite you to the V European Conference on Behavioural Biology which will take place in Ferrara, Italy from 16 to 18 July 2010.

The ECBB is the joint meeting of the European scientific associations focusing on the study of animal behaviour. Representatives of these associations form the Committee of European Societies for Behavioural Biology (CESBB), which oversees the organization of each ECBB. Previous meetings were held in Muenster (2002), Groningen (2004), Belfast (2006), and Dijon (2008).

The conference is organised by a local organizing committee headed by Leonida Fusani, who is also coordinating the Scientific Programme toghether with members of the Società Italiana di Etologia (Italian Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour).

Ferrara’s most famous image is certainly that of its grand Renaissance, the age of splendour of the Estense court. In 1995 UNESCO has included the historical centre of Ferrara in the list of World Cultural Heritage. The Province of Ferrara alone offers many attractions, from the beaches of the Adriatic coast to the Po Delta National Park, and uncountable villas, castles, churches, museums etc. Many more attractions are to be found in the Region Emilia-Romagna, including not-to-miss towns like Bologna, the capital of the Region.

The University of Ferrara was founded in 1391 by Alberto V, Marquis of Este, and granted by Pope Boniface IX. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the University witnessed the splendour of the city, as it developed into one of the most important cultural centres of the Italian Renaissance. The University has now about 20,000 students and 700 professors and researchers, a strong focus on research and innovation, and a lively international community.

Abstract Submission and Registration are open

Deadline: 30 April 2010