ASAB was founded in 1936 to promote the study of animal behaviour


Membership is open to all who share our interests. There are now around 1000 members, the majority drawn from Britain and Europe. Many members are professional biologists who work in universities, research institutes, and schools.

ASAB is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community, and aims to ensure fair and equitable representation and participation throughout all of ASAB’s activities and in the wider animal behaviour research community, irrespective of characteristics including but not limited to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.


About ASAB

ASAB promotes and supports the study of animal behaviour. We organise conferences, fund research, and encourage teaching of animal behaviour in schools.

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ASAB members gain a range of benefits, including access to our journal, Animal Behaviour, and eligibility to apply for grant schemes.

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Find out when ASAB members are meeting, and read about our past conferences.

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Grants & Awards

ASAB funds research, and awards prizes for outstanding contributions to the study of animal behaviour.

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ASAB supports colleagues in schools and colleges who teach animal behaviour. Download our fun an engaging teaching resources.

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CCAB Accreditation

ASAB runs a certification scheme for Clinical Animal Behaviourists (CCABs)

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ASAB has a long-standing concern for the treatment of animals in research and teaching. We believe that it is our responsibility to minimise any possible suffering and to support the conservation of the animals we study. ASAB produces ethical guidelines for animal behaviour research.

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Animal Behaviour, the journal of ASAB and the Animal Behavior Society, publishes critical reviews, original papers, and research articles on all aspects of animal behaviour.

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