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Professor Marc Bekoff

Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published 31 books (or 41, if you count multi-volume encyclopedias), won many awards for his research on animal behavior, animal emotions (cognitive ethology), compassionate conservation, and animal protection, has worked closely with Jane Goodall, is co-chair of the ethics committee of the Jane Goodall Institute, and is a former Guggenheim Fellow. He also works closely with inmates at the Boulder County Jail. In June 2022 Marc was recognized as a Hero by the Academy of Dog Trainers. His latest books include The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age, Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do, Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible, A Dog's World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World Without Humans, and Dogs Demystified: An A to Z Guide to All Things Canine. The second edition of The Emotional Lives of Animals will be published in March 2024. (Many of Marc's books can be seen here.) Marc also publishes regularly for Psychology Today. His homepage is In 1986 Marc won the Master’s Tour du Haut, aka the age-graded Tour de France.


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