Organizers
Kim Hoke
Coordinator and Contact Person
Colorado State University, USA
amphibian.neuroethology@gmail.com
           
Lauren O’Connell
Harvard University, USA

Erik Zornik
Reed College, USA

Ian Hall
Columbia University, USA

Goals
Amphibians are distinctive in that most species must produce behaviors on land and in water, reconfiguring their nervous systems during metamorphosis. The satellite meeting on “Amphibian Brains, Behavior, and Evolution” will allow students, postdocs and junior faculty the opportunity to receive focused commentary on their latest research in the neurobiological basis of amphibian behavior, and to establish international collaborative relationships with experts in this unique and diverse group of animals. This satellite will emphasize the unique and universal aspects of amphibian neurobiology, including motor pattern generation, prey capture, spinal cord regeneration, acoustic communication, parental care, and reproductive behavior.

Preliminary Meeting Structure
This will be a one day meeting that will consist of 4 sessions, each 1.5 to 2 hours long. The sessions will consist of short-to-medium length talks (15-30 minutes), selected from the attendees. Each session will have a discussion leader, who will: A) provide a 5-10 minute introduction to the themes of their section, and B) make sure that we stay on schedule. There will be short breaks between the morning and afternoon sessions, with a longer break near noon for a mid-day meal. If sufficient abstracts are submitted, we will consider adding a data blitz to accommodate more speakers.

Registration fee: USD 20

 

 

 


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