The study of animal behavior naturally crosses boundaries between disciplines, including biology, psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology. Our mission is to promote interdisciplinary research and academic interactions between faculty members, researchers, and students who study animal behavior from diverse perspectives.
Indiana University is widely recognized as one of the premiere centers for animal behavior research in the world. We use our resources to enable members to take advantage of the diversity of research approaches and expertise at IU to develop novel and innovative research.
We also administer a well-recognized academic program in animal behavior at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, which provides unique and valuable training opportunities to prepare students for careers in animal behavior research and/or applied animal behavior.
Through our outreach efforts, we promote interdisciplinary approaches to the study of animal behavior to researchers at other institutions and to the local community.