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Animal Behavior Society
Animal Behavior Society

Working towards a better understanding of animal behavior

ABS Membership

The Animal Behavior Society is a non-profit scientific society, founded to encourage and promote the study of animal behavior. ABS members are from all over the world, but primarily from the Americas. Membership is open to all those interested in the study of animal behavior.

Why Join

Membership includes access to one of the leading journals in the field of behavioral biology: Animal Behaviour ( Animal Behaviour is an international journal that contains research papers, commentaries, review articles and essays. Keep up with the latest in animal behavior research through this top-ranked journal.

Members can attend our annual conferences at a reduced rate and be eligible to submit an abstract for presentation. The ABS annual conference includes a full day workshops on different topics in animal behavior, followed by a four-day meeting that includes plenary speakers, simultaneous scientific sessions, oral and poster presentations, and multiple social events.

Members can participate in different networking events throughout the year, including virtual workshops, educational events, mentorship programs, etc.

Eligible members can apply for a variety of grants and awards. For a full listing of available ABS grants please click here.

Members receive the ABS quarterly Newsletter, which contains announcements and information regarding events of interest to animal behaviorists, society news and announcements.

Members can access the full content of the ABS YouTube channel (, which includes selected presentations from meetings, instructive videos about tools and techniques in the field of animal behavior, and overviews of topics of interest in behavioral biology.

Members can promote their research via the ABS Twitter account (, which tweets about the latest animal behavior papers (published in any scientific journal) authored by ABS members.

Undergraduate students can join the Society for free for the first year of membership.