Welcome to the International Society for Behavioral Ecology

Behavioral ecology is the study of the fitness consequences of behavior. Research in this field poses the basic question: what does an animal gain, in fitness terms, by doing this rather than that? It combines the study of animal behavior with evolutionary biology and population ecology, and more recently, physiology and molecular biology. Adaptation is the central unifying concept.

Established in 1986, the International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) is a Learned Society run by members of the behavioural ecology research community. It exists to promote the discipline of behavioural ecology, to provide researchers in behavioral ecology with a forum to present and publish their work, exchange views, and get to know each other. The core objectives are achieved through the publication of the society journal Behavioral Ecology and the organization of an international conference every two years. The ISBE endeavors to be open and non-discriminatory in all its activities. This includes an ‘author blind’ reviewing system for papers in the journal and in the selection of talks for the society meetings.

Behavioral Ecology:
Our journal publishes high quality, peer reviewed work on all aspects of behavioral ecology, covering both empirical and theoretical approaches.  Follow the link below for more about the journal including Editor's choice, Top 10 citations & Top 10 downloads
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ISBE Meetings:
The Society holds international meetings at two-year intervals, with an attempt to alternate between the Western and Eastern hemispheres since 1988. The fourteen ISBE meetings to date have been held in USA, Canada, UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, France & Australia. [ Read more ...]
Published in association with Oxford University Press.
16th ISBE meeting: Exeter, UK in 2016.

ISBE Membership is open to any person interested in the study of behavioral ecology. There are currently over 1000 members from around the world. Existing members: renew your membership (incuding journal subscription) here.

Last update: July 8, 2015