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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: 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: John Swaddle, Department of Biology, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 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:

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

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

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

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

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