After spending over a whole year trying to come up with a cool name for the lab, I finally had an epiphany. The lab is henceforth christened as BECO, which stands for Behavioural Ecology of Cool Organisms. I'd love to have something in that acronym that explicitly referred more to theory than to organisms, but in the end I couldn't come up with it. I am just happy to end up with behavioural ecology in the name and an acronym that in Portuguese means "alley". So from now on we are, officially, in the BECO do Departamento de Zoologia.
Next task is to come up with a cool logo; help appreciated! Perhaps someone with a flair for arts could use the beautiful picture of Beco do Batman as an inspiration for our logo!