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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: Eileen Hebets, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, US. E-mail:

Education Committee: Clara Voorhees, Biology & Mathematics, D'Youville University, 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: Erica Feuerbacher, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, Virgina Tech, Blacksburg, Virgina, US. E-mail:

Board of Professional Certification Subcommittee: James Ha, PhD, CAAB, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington US. US. E-Mail:

Latin American Affairs Committee: Alex Trillo, Department of Biology, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania. E-mail:

Student Research Grants Committee: Noa Pinter-Wollman, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, US. E-mail:

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

Diversity Committee: Jen Hamel, Biology, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina , US. E-mail:

Social Media Committee: Amy Strauss, Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA, US. , US. E-mail: