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2023 Congress of the Portuguese Ethological Society

From 07 Dec 2023 until 09 Dec 2023 - BIOPOLIS-CIBIO, Vairão, Portugal
2023 Congress of the Portuguese Ethological Society

The BIOPOLIS - CIBIO Association (Center for Research in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, InBIO, Associated Laboratory of the University of Porto), in partnership with the Portuguese Society of Ethology (, will host the twentieth edition of the National Congress of Ethology in Vila do Conde from December 7 to 9 of this year (more info at

This event will bring together approximately 100 national and international scientists and students, focusing on scientific research in the field of animal behavior. The congress will feature the participation of internationally renowned researchers who will deliver the four scheduled plenary lectures. These lectures will be presented by Researchers and Professors Dr. Marie Charpentier (CNRS, Montpellier, France), Dr. Elise Huchard (CNRS, Montpellier, France), Dr. Rui Oliveira (Gulbenkian Institute of Science & ISPA, Portugal), and Dr. Miguel Carretero (Center for Research in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources CIBIO, Portugal).

In addition to researchers and plenary lectures, this edition will include workshops, oral presentations, poster sessions, scientific awards, and social events. Beyond its scientific component, the event will contribute to the establishment of strategic collaborations and the development of research projects with foreign institutions.

Workshops venue (7th December): CIBIO-InBIO’s headquarters, located in the Campus de Vairão, just north of Porto. Address: Rua Padre Armando Quintas, nº 7, Vairão, 4485-661 Portugal GPS | N 41º20'48" N 41º19’39’’ / W 8º40’23’’
Conference venue (8th and 9th of December): Villa C Boutique Hotel. The venue is located close to the centre of Vila do Conde. There is free parking and free wifi in the venue. Address: Av. Mouzinho de Albuquerque, s/n - Estrada Nacional 13, Vila do Conde, 4480-151 Portugal GPS | N 41º20'48" / W 8º44'18"

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Marie Charpentier (CNRS, Montpellier, France)
         Title: Long-term field studies to understand animal societies: A focus of the complex but exciting relationships between parasites and the social structure of a wild primate
Elise Huchard (CNRS, Montpellier, France)
          Title: The evolution of power asymmetries between the sexes in primates
Rui Oliveira (IGC & ISPA, Portugal)
         Title: Of fish and flies: evolutionary neurobiology of social behavior in zebrafish and Drosophila
Miguel Carretero (CIBIO-BIOPOLIS, Portugal)
         Title: Lizards as model organisms in behaviour: an integrative perspective


Pedro Dias (Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico)
         Title: Lack of habituation to anthropogenic noise in primates
Peter McGregor (ISPA, Portugal)
         Title: acta ethologica: SPE’s journal. Past, present and future

We are delighted by the overwhelming interest in the SPE2023 conference and the significant number of registrations we have received. While there are still a few spots available (late registration), our capacity is filling up rapidly. Register here






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