Diversity Statement

The Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB) celebrates diversity. We are committed to the open exchange of ideas and respectful debate, in a collegial, collaborative, and supportive environment. 

We wish to foster a society that recognises the inherent worth of every person – we value inclusion, dignity, understanding, and mutual respect.

We recognise the traditional custodians of country in Australia, and appreciate their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders past, present, and emerging.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, we recognise the distinct status of Maori as tangata whenua, and are committed to our role as partners in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

In the broader pacific, we recognise the traditional customary authority and knowledge and diversity of pacific peoples.

We value diversity in all forms, including gender, sexuality, race, religion, culture, ability, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, and language.

We will champion equitable access, inclusion, and participation in our society and its conferences, and stand up against bullying, harassment and discrimination.