Marc Bekoff

Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published thirty-one books (or forty-one if you count multivolume encyclopedias); has won many awards for his research on animal behavior, animal emotions (cognitive ethology), compassionate conservation, and animal protection; has worked closely with Jane Goodall; 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 are The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age (with Jessica Pierce), Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do, and Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible (with Jessica Pierce). He also publishes regularly for Psychology Today. Marc’s most recent book with Jessica Pierce, A Dog’s World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World Without Humans, was published by Princeton University Press in 2021. A revised, second edition of Marc’s The Emotional Lives of Animals will be published in spring 2024. In 1986 Marc won the Master’s Tour du Haut, aka the age-graded Tour de France. His homepage is
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