Animal biology section

Section Chair: Shaun Killen, University of Glasgow, UK

The Animal Section of the SEB has a diverse range of interests on whole-organism biology. But we are also interested at the links to cellular processes at lower levels of biological organisation, as well as associations between physiology, locomotion and behaviour in the context of ecophysiology or ecology. However, the core theme is the biology of the whole organism.

Our Scientific interest groups

An interest group is simply a theme to represent the interests of SEB members.
The Animal Section has a number of special interest groups covering different areas of animal biology that you are welcome to join. But these boundaries are not fixed scientifically and the groups share scientific events and interests.

The interest groups help to organise sessions at our Annual Main Meeting and our Symposia. Each interest group is headed by a group convenor and, along with our co-opted member, make up the SEB Animal Section Committee.

The groups include biomechanics, osmoregulation, animal respiration, neurobiology, conservation physiology. Information about the different Animal Section interest groups can be found here.

Our scientific events   

SEB 2020 Annual Meeting: Animal Biology Sessions
2020 Animal Biology Symposium: Aquatic Chemical Communication in the Anthropocene
Animal Biology Satellite Meeting: The Science of Animal Sentience: Refining Experimental Biology2020 Animal Biology Symposium: Aquatic Chemical Communication in the AnthropoceneSEB 2019 Annual Meeting: Animal Biology SessionsAnimal Biology Satellite Meeting: Is global warming causing animals to shrink? Evidence, mechanisms and model
SEB 2018 Annual Meeting: Animal Biology Sessions
2018 Animal Biology Symposium: Lessons from two high CO2 worlds - future oceans and intensive aquaculture
2018 Animal Biology Satellite Meeting: The height, breadth and depth of physiological diversity: variation across latitudinal, altitudinal and depth gradients
2017 Animal Biology Symposium: HumaNature

Each year the Animal Biology Section organise a series of scientific sessions as part of the SEB's Annual Conference.
We also organise satellite meetings each year which are  attached to the SEB Annual Conference as well as a symposium every two years.

Members are welcome to submit proposals for sessions at the SEB Annual Meeting and for symposa and satellite meetings.

Find out more about how you can submit proposals here.