I had a wonderful time last week at The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)’s Easter conference, which was hosted by biologists at the University of Plymouth. I presented some of my work on social spiders at UCLA, which should be published within the next month or two.
ASAB put on some very useful workshops, including how to write grant applications for small research projects, and the increasingly popular idea of ‘CV of failures’ – talking about times where research did not go to plan, or proposals were rejected. I was most impressed by how friendly and enthusiastic the animal behaviour scientists were at the conference, and so I decided to join! I am now a Member of ASAB. 🙂