Česká a Slovenská etologická společnost/spoločnosť

Czech and Slovak ethological society

Mission statement


The society provides a forum for an exchange of scientific knowledge and views to all its members from various branches of science involved in the study of behaviour. Views from different professional backgrounds can enrich our understanding. The aim of the society is to advance behavioural science in basic and applied ethology, encourage research and other contributions to knowledge relating to behaviour but also to behavioural problems in the farm, companion and free-living animals, and to promote communication of this knowledge.


Bank account for CZK: 2300962948/2010; pro EUR:
IBAN: CZ4720100000002500962950, SWIFT: FIOB CZ PP XXX

Contact e-mail: casetolspol@gmail.com


Behaviour 2015 - 34th International Ethological Conference

Dear Colleagues,

As a contact for the Czech & Slovak Ethological Society, I would like to request that you include the below information about the Behaviour 2015 Conference on your society website. Behaviour 2015 will be the largest gathering of Animal Behaviour researchers in that year, attracting delegates representing all related disciplines from around the globe. We anticipate that some members of your society will be interested in attending this conference.

We plan to distribute several promotional e-mails about this conference and request that you please forward these on to your members. We look forward to welcoming delegates from Czech & Slovak Ethological Society to Behaviour 2015.

Behaviour 2015
34th International Ethological Conference

9th – 14th August 2015
Cairns Convention Centre, Tropical North Queensland, Australia


Danielle White
Conference Secretariat and on behalf of the Behaviour 2015 Organising Committee

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School of Psychology PhD Studentship available for September 2014

Project title: The nature and function of human nonverbal vocalisations: acoustical, psychological and evolutionary perspectives. Supervisor: Dr David Reby (School of Psychology, University of Sussex) For more information, please go to http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/opportunities/view/302.

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Graduate study in Behavioural Ecology (animal & human studies)

Graduate Student (MSc/PhD) and Postdoctoral Opportunities in Animal and Human Behavioural Ecology in the Lingle Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Winnipeg

In our lab (www.linglelab.org), we use interactions between predator and prey to gain insight into population ecology, social behaviour and, increasingly, mechanisms underlying social vocal communication and species interactions. For the latter topic, we conduct fieldwork with mammals – especially deer – and lab studies with humans to investigate acoustic and (in the upcoming future) neurochemical mechanisms involved in infant cries and caregiver responses across species and the relationship of infant cries to vocal communication taking place in different contexts. Field studies probe adaptive explanations as well as mechanisms to understand the behaviour and communication of animals in their natural habitats.
Opportunities for research on other topics related to predator-prey interactions and aspects of species relationships still exist.

Ideally I would find one graduate student to do a field study (most projects are planned with deer and coyotes at our main field site on the grasslands of southern Alberta; one planned for work with subspecies of deer on the west coast) and another student to work with humans. I am receptive to having a student with a background in animal behaviour work with humans or vice versa. A project will be selected or planned that is appropriate to the interests and background of the strongest candidates.
There are research opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows, but these will depend on funding you bring or that I may obtain. If interested, please contact me to discuss this.

Potential MSc students should have an Honours degree or equivalent, a strong academic record, and evidence of being able to work independently and being highly motivated and enthusiastic to pursue research in this field. PhD candidates must have a MSc or be willing to pursue the MSc degree first. Fully-funded MSc positions are potentially available to international students and Canadians through Graduate Teaching Assistantships and other scholarships. PhD students would be enrolled at a different university where I supervise them as an Adjunct. Candidates having external funding such as NSERC PGS are preferred.

*Why Winnipeg? *Despite its reputation for a wintry clime, Winnipeg is considered by many residents to be “Canada’s best-kept secret”. This mid-sized city is livable and culturally diverse in terms of its people and amenities (outstanding music – both contemporary and classical, other arts, food and myriad winter and summer festivals). Opportunities for enjoying the natural landscape abound with lakes and forests nearby, prairie grasslands to the west and tundra to the north. The University of Winnipeg is a small, rapidly growing university in the heart of downtown and the Department of Biology is situated in the brand new science facility, Richardson College for the Environment.

Interested persons are encouraged to contact Susan Lingle:
to express interest or for more information. Please include a brief description of your research interests and relevant background, reasons for pursuing graduate study, an unofficial transcript and a CV. I will review material as it arrives and may contact you for an interview. Please contact me before January 2014 and note that official applications for Graduate Studies in Bioscience at the University, are due of 1 February 2014 for entrance in September 2014.

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Francesca Gherardi Memorial Prize 2014

Awarded annually by the Department of Biology, University of Florence

The Francesca Gherardi Memorial Prize of 5,000 Euro is awarded annually by the Department of Biology, University of Florence, Italy (http://www.bio.unifi.it/art-129-francesca-gherardi-prize-2014.html).
The prize will be donated by the Gherardi family in memory of Prof. Francesca Gherardi, who made remarkable contributions to the fields of Crustacean Behaviour and Invasion Biology. The prize recognizes and commemorates the fine example that Prof. Francesca Gherardi’s own life set for young scientists.
Applications for the 2014 prize for outstanding research in the field of Crustacean Behaviour are open to researchers under 40, of all nationalities, lacking permanent positions.
The closing date for submissions is 15 January 2014.
Submissions in electronic format only are to be sent to:
Prof. Felicita Scapini
Department of Biology
University of Florence,
Via Romana 17, 50125
Please refer to the Application Guidelines for details.

Application Guidelines

  •     Applications are made online and supporting documents are sent to Prof. Scapini.
  •     The application [in English] should include a CV, three articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and a letter attesting that the applicant holds no permanent research or teaching position.
  •     The selected researcher (prize winner) will receive the award at the Department of Biology, University of Florence on occasion of a memorial event in honor of Francesca Gherardi in spring 2014. The awarded researcher will present his/her research on that occasion.
  •     The Award Committee is headed by Prof. Felicita Scapini, assisted by prof. Bella Galil and Prof. Marco Vannini and the zoologists of the Department of Biology University of Florence.

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Joint East and West Central Europe ISAE Regional Meeting

Pozvánka s prihláškou na regionálny meeting ISAE v Skopje, Macedónska republika 9. - 10. októbra 2013.

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