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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: animalcare@animalbehaviorsociety.org

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

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

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

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

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

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: publicaffairs@animalbehaviorsociety.org 

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

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

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

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: advanceandinvest@animalbehaviorsociety.org

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