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The Animal Behavior Society is a non-profit, 501(3)(c) professional organization dedicated to promoting education and research in the field of animal behavior.

Standing Committees

If you would you like to volunteer for one of the society's active committees listed below, please contact the committee chair for opportunities to become involved.

Animal Care Committee: Alexander Ophir, Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, US. E mail:

Conservation Committee: Barbara A. Clucas, Department of Wildlife, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, US. E-mail:

Nominations Committee: William A. Searcy, Department of Biology,
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, US
. E-mail:

Education Committee: Susan W. Margulis, ABEC Department, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York, US. E-mail:

Film Committee: Barbara A. Clucas, Department of Wildlife, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, US. E-mail: 

Applied Animal Behavior Committee: Robin L. Foster, Department of Psychology, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, US. E-mail:

Public Affairs Committee: Kaci V. Thompson, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, US. and Danielle J. Whittaker, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, US. E mail: 

Board of Professional Certification Subcommittee: Crista Coppola, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Dog and Company Behavior Consulting, Tucson, Arizona, US. E-Mail:

Latin American Affairs Committee: Lilian Tonelli Manica, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. E-mail:

Student Research Grants Committee: Emily DuVal, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, US. E-mail:

Advancement and Investment Committee: Jeff Galef, McMaster University, Durham, North Carolina, US. and Robert Seyfarth, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. E-mail:

Diversity Committee: Daniel Howard, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, US. E-mail: