David oozing coolness at Behaviour 2017
The Healy lab descended in full force on the Behaviour 2017 conference (perhaps partially because it was held in sunny Portugal, see image at end).
Sue certainly had a full programme. Not only was there a book launch for Avian Cognition, edited by Sue and Carel ten Cate (available here), but Sue also participated in the ‘meet the editors’ session (as chief-editor of Animal Behaviour), chaired one of the Animal Cognition talks sessions, and then delivered a talk on variation in hummingbird cognitive abilities, as well as a plenary on “Bringing Tinbergen to a neglected behaviour: nest building by birds”. Between all of this I am told that she did have an afternoon free to lay by the pool.
David gave a talk on visual navigation in hummingbirds, and Nora presented her work on recognition of novel predators in tits. Finally, Lauren also gave a talk on immediate early gene expression and social learning in zebra finches.
Sue delivering her plenary talk on “Bringing Tinbergen to a neglected behaviour: nest building by birds”
Sue giving her talk on variation in hummingbird cognitive abilities
Lauren making friends
David gave a talk on visual navigation in hummingbirds
Nora presented her work on British tits
Not a bad location for a conference