ASAB runs a mailing list for those interested in animal behaviour. It is hosted by JISCmail and managed by the ASAB Newsletter Editor. The main aim of the list is to provide a means of disseminating information to other subscribers about, for example, conferences organized either by ASAB itself or by other organizations, new publications, equipment, jobs and studentships - in fact anything likely to be of interest to those studying animal behaviour. It also facilitates contact between individual members by providing a list of the email addresses of all current subscribers at regular intervals.
The list is not intended to be a forum for discussion of issues in animal behaviour.
To subscribe to this list, send an email to: email@example.com with the following line in the body of the message:
join animal-behaviour FIRSTNAME LASTNAME
... where FIRSTNAME is your own first name and LASTNAME is your own last name. Do not add anything else to your message at all.
Instructions on how to post to the list will be automatically sent when you join.
PLEASE remember to leave the list if your email account is going to become inactive, otherwise error messages end up in the list administrator's mailbox.
Other Animal Behaviour Mailing Lists
ABSnet is an electronic newsletter maintained in association with the Animal Behavior Society of the USA. You do not have to be a member of ABS to join ABSnet as long as you support their interests.
This mailbase list has just begun and it aims to discuss issues on animal welfare (science, ethics, etc), including legislation, political actions, charities, etc. The aim is to bring together a group of people that are not necessarily experts on animal welfare but need this space to communicate between members of organizations (not necessarily academic) and advertise what they are doing and their goals. It is also a space to bring the academic world outside the University and reach people with other backgrounds who are interested in the welfare of animals. Use the 'subscribe' command (see above) to subscribe to this list and send your message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This list is intended for the discussion of the psychological and sociological study of the relationship between humans and other animals. Possible topics might include, but certainly are not limited to: attitudes toward animals, violence against animals, relationships with companion animals, etc.
Biological Bases of Animal Social Behaviour
SOCIOBIO is a moderated discussion list dealing with the biological bases of the social behaviour of animals, such as aggression, territoriality, social systems, and mate selection. Use the 'subscribe' command (see above) to subscribe to this list and send your message to: email@example.com.
ETHOLOGY is a moderated mailing list for the discussion of animal behaviour and behavioural ecology. Use the 'subscribe' command (see above) to subscribe to this list and send your message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Society for Applied Ethology
APPLIED-ETHOLOGY is an email bulletin board for ISAE members and others interested in
topics related to applied ethology. To subscribe, send a message to: email@example.com. In the text of the message, type:
subscribe applied-ethology username@node
where username@node is your own email address. For further information, contact Joe Stookey, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noldus Information Technology has set up this mailing list to provide all current and potential users of Noldus products (The Observer, EthoVision, MatMan, UltraVox, etc) with a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on the methodological and technical aspects of behavioural research.
To subscribe to Noldus Forum, send an email to: email@example.com with the message:
SUBSCRIBE NOLDUS-FORUM FIRSTNAME LASTNAME
where FIRSTNAME is your own first name and LASTNAME is your own last name. EXIT should be on a separate line; this prevents the listserver being confused by email signatures.
Lists on ecology
ECOLOG-L is a mailing list of over 2000 subscribers. Use the 'subscribe' command (see above) to subscribe to this list and send your message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lists on evolution
EVOLUTION is a mailing list run by Josh Hayes and is moderated to discourage the permanent debate about evolution versus creationism. Use the 'subscribe' command (see above) to subscribe to this list and send your message to: email@example.com.
EVOLDIR is a mailing list for researchers in population genetics and evolution. It provides an email directory to help scientists reach others working in the same field and carries information about conferences, jobs, etc. For further details or to subscribe to the list, send an email message to: Golding@McMaster.ca.
Lists on psychology and human behaviour
The International Society for Comparative Psychology maintains a discussion list open to both members and non-members of the society. You can join the list by contacting Mauricio R. Papini at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a message to email@example.com. The text of your message should read:
SUBSCRIBE ISCP-L YOUREMAIL YOURNAME
where YOUREMAIL is your own email address and YOURNAME is your own name.
Psychology of Aggression
AGGRESSION-PSYCHOLOGY is a moderated mailing list devoted to the study and discussion of the antecedents, development, manifestations, regulation and reduction of aggressive behaviour. Use the 'subscribe' command (see above) to subscribe to this list and send your message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lists on mammals
SHREW TALK provides a forum for discussing shrew ecology, behaviour, physiology, anatomy, taxonomy, parasites, predators, genetics and palaeontology, plus general problems of small mammal ecology, e.g. trapping and marking methods. To join the list, send an email message, saying that you want to join, to: email@example.com.
CARNIVORE-L is intended for the professional discussion of the evolution, systematics, behaviour, ecology and conservation of mammalian carnivores, living and fossil (excluding domestic animals).
Use the 'subscribe' command (see above) to subscribe to CARNIVORE-L and send your message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primate-Science is open to professional primate researchers and provides a forum for exchange of information about non-human primates and discussion of biomedical, veterinary research, zoo and field work research, conservation, and husbandry and enrichment. To apply, fill out the Primate-Science application form at: http://www.primate.wisc.edu/pin/ps/pscientry.html, or request an application form by sending the following message to email@example.com:
Equine Behavior Discussion Group
To join, send a message to Equine-Behaviorfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Lists on birds
CAVNET is a moderated list established to facilitate scientific discussions concerning cavity-nesting birds. It is also intended to be a source of contacts, summaries of research, and notification of new publications.
For further information contact Eric Walters, email: email@example.com or Cameron Ghalambor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the 'subscribe' command (see above) to subscribe to CAVNET and send your message to: email@example.com.
TitNet deals with the biology (including behaviour) of the avian family Paridae. Use the 'subscribe' command (see above) to subscribe to this list and send your message to: listserver@ relay.doit.wisc.edu.
To obtain further information send a message to the same address containing only the line:
Leave the subject line blank in either case.
Lists on reptiles and amphibians
HERP-L deals with the biology, ecology, evolution, biodiversity, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Use the 'subscribe' command (see above) to subscribe to this list and send your message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lists on wildlife
AWMS (Australasian Wildlife Management Society) discusses wildlife management issues affecting the Australasian region. To subscribe, send an email message to: email@example.com with the following line in the body of the message:
subscribe awms username@node
where username@node is your own email address.