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ABS Mission Statement

The Animal Behavior Society (ABS) is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(3)(c) professional organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the scientific study of animal behavior, and to creating an inclusive scientific environment that supports a diverse membership. Members of ABS study behavior across all levels of biological organization, under natural and controlled conditions, and using descriptive and experimental approaches. Together with its sister organization, the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), ABS edits the field’s flagship scientific journal, Animal Behaviour. ABS also promotes both emerging and established scientists by sponsoring annual research conferences, educational programs, outreach activities, student research grant competitions, and a professional certification program. In all its endeavors, ABS is committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for its members.