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Animal Behavior Society
Animal Behavior Society

Working towards a better understanding of animal behavior

About the ABS

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: Tim Roth, Dept. of Psychology, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA,US. E mail:

Conservation Committee: Rachel Y. Chock, Recovery Ecology, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, California, US. E-mail:

Nominations Committee: Jennifer Fewell, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, US. E-mail:

Education Committee: Heather Zimbler-DeLorenzo, Division of Biology, Alfred University, Alfred, 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:

Board of Professional Certification Subcommittee: Sue Miller McDonnell, PhD, CAAB, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Kennett Square, Pennsylvania US. E-Mail:

Public Affairs Committee: Danielle J. Whittaker, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, US. E mail: 

Latin American Affairs Committee: Gabriel Francescoli, Departamento de Etologia, Universidad e la Rep├║blica, Montevideo, Uruguay. E-mail:

Student Research Grants Committee: Suzy Renn, Department of Biology, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, US. E-mail:

Advancement and Investment Chair: Dan Rubenstein, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton NJ, US. E-mail:

Diversity Committee: Damien Elias, Dept of Environmental Science, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California , US. E-mail: