Vol. 59, No. 3 | August 2014

Special Announcement


The Animal Behavior Society’s Central Office was started in 1997, with Steve Ramey as manager and Lori Pierce assisting part time. Shan Duncan was with the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) at the time, but began work for the Animal Behavior Society in 1998. When Steve Ramey left, Shan was hired as the Society Manager and Lori was hired as the Office Manager. This has been the arrangement for the past 15 years. Shan and Lori’s loyalty and work on behalf of the society and all the officers have kept the Animal Behavior Society going through thick and thin and have been greatly appreciated. However, because members of the Executive Committee have to ensure that the Society is administered in the most cost-efficient way over the long term, the Executive Committee recently made the very difficult decision to outsource the running of the society to an outside provider, SPLtrak. Therefore, after 17 years, the Animal Behavior Society will be closing the Central Office within the next six months. While the journal editorial functions will continue to run out of Indiana University, the Animal Behavior Society is currently transitioning to the SPLtrak team. Such a decision was not taken lightly, in large part because of the excellent work Shan and Lori have done for the Animal Behavior Society. Shan and Lori’s attention to detail and the support they have always provided in response to the requests of our members and of the officers in carrying out their duties has been tremendous. The Animal Behavior Society would not be the strong organization it is without their hard work. Please join us in thanking Lori Pierce and Shan Duncan for the years of excellent service they have offered to the Animal Behavior Society.


ABS Newsletter

Send general correspondence concerning the Society to Sue Bertram the secretary of the animal behavior society, E-mail: [email protected]. Deadlines for materials to be included in the Newsletter are the 15th of the month preceding each issue. The next deadline is 15 October, 2015. Articles submitted by members of the Society and judged by the Secretary to be appropriate are occasionally published in the ABS newsletter. The publication of such material does not imply ABS endorsement of the opinions expressed by contributors.

Animal Behavior Society Website: http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior, manuscripts and editorial matters: Authors should submit manuscripts online to Elsevier’s Editorial System (http://ees.elsevier.com/anbeh/). For enquiries relating to submissions prior to acceptance, contact the Journal Manager ([email protected]). For enquiries relating to submissions after acceptance, visit Elsevier at http://www.elsevier.com/journals. For other general correspondence, contact Kris Bruner, Managing Editor, Animal Behaviour, Indiana University, 407 N. Park Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408, USA. E-mail: [email protected]. Phone: 812-935-7188.

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