The Herpetology Satellite Symposium at ICN 2020 will focus on the “Neural Systems and Behavior of Amphibians and Reptiles.” One aim of this satellite symposium will be to celebrate the outstanding contributions of ISN Fellow and Past President Peter M. Narins to our understanding of hearing and communication in frogs through a series of invited and contributed talks in his honor. Another aim of the symposium will be to provide opportunities for herpetologists at all professional levels to present their latest research in contributed talks on the neuroethology of amphibians and reptiles more broadly. The symposium is intended to foster new collaborations between students, postdocs, junior faculty and senior faculty having interests in the neural basis of behavior in amphibians and reptiles. The satellite symposium will be a single-day session that promises to cover a broad range of topics in behavior, physiology, ecology, evolution, conservation, and of course, vocal and seismic communication.

Organizers: Andrea Simmons (Brown University), Mark Bee (University of Minnesota)

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Date: Sunday, 26 July from 9 am to 5 pm.

Format: We plan a dual format for this Satellite. First, we will celebrate the outstanding contributions of ISN Fellow and Past President Peter M. Narins to our understanding of hearing and communication in frogs. During the morning session, we plan a series of invited (20 min) and contributed (15 min) talks in Peter’s honor. After lunch, we will schedule a series of contributed talks (20 min) and a data blitz (series of short 5 min talks) covering a broad range of topics in amphibian and reptile behavior and physiology.

Deadlines: The deadline for registering and submitting abstracts is MARCH 30, 2020.

Abstract Submission: Submit your abstracts using our Abstract Submission Site.

Registration: €40,00/person (lunch and two coffee breaks included). Please register for the Herpetology Satellite Symposium via the ICN 2020 registration page.

Venue: The Herpetology Satellite Meeting will take place in room 305 of the ISPA – Instituto Universitário in Lisbon, Portugal (ISPA, R. Jardim do Tabaco 34, 1100-304 Lisboa). ISPA is a University College specialized in the fields of Psychology and Life Sciences, located in the picturesque district of Alfama with brightly painted houses and flower filled windows. Many restaurants and bars in the neighborhood will easily allow for networking in the evenings.