Marc Bekoff
Biography & Resources

 
 

Marc Bekoff is Professor of Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, a fellow of the Animal Behavior Society, and recipient of their Exemplar Award for outstanding contributions to the field of animal behavior. He is co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies. Marc is on the Board of Directors of The Fauna Sanctuary, The Cougar Fund, the Skyline Sanctuary and Education Center, and the Prairie Preservation Alliance and on the advisory board for Animal Defenders and for the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group and the conservation organization SINAPU. He has been part of the international program, Science and the Spiritual Quest II and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) program on Science, Ethics, and Religion. Marc is also an honorary member of Animalisti Italiani and Fundacion Altarriba, and on the Scientific Review Board of the Great Ape Trust. In 2006 he was named a Fellow of the Dancing Star Foundation and an honorary board member of Rational Animal. In 2005 Marc was presented with The Bank One Faculty Community Service Award for the work he has done with children, senior citizens, and prisoners. He has written more than 200 articles and is the author or editor of numerous books, including the Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, The Cognitive Animal (co-edited with C. Allen and G.M.Burghardt); The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for the Animals We Love (co-written with Jane Goodall), and the Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Other recent books include The Smile of a Dolphin, Minding Animals, and Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues: Reflections on Redecorating Nature.

selected books

How Animals Talk and Other Pleasant Studies of Birds and Beasts
with William J. Long and Rupert Sheldrake (Bear & Company, 2005)
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Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues: Reflections on Redecorating Nature
Temple University Press, 2005
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Minding Animals
Oxford University Press, USA, 2003
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The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for the Animals We Love
HarperSanFrancisco, 2003
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The Cognitive Animal
The MIT Press, 2002
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The Smile of a Dolphin
Discovery Books, 2000
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organizational affiliations

Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies
http://www.ethologicalethics.org

other related websites

http://literati.net/Bekoff

articles & interviews

Broadcasts on WIE Unbound

Do Animals Have a Soul?