Marc Bekoff, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Boulder
Presentation: The Emotional and Moral Lives of Animals and Why They Matter: Expanding Our Compassion Footprint and Rewilding Our Hearts
Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, a fellow of the Animal Behavior Society, and a former Guggenheim Fellow. In 2009, Dr. Bekoff became a member of The Humane Society University and a scholar-in-residence at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver and was also presented with the Saint Francis of Assisi Award by the New Zealand SPCA. In 2000, he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Dr. Bekoff is also an ambassador for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program, in which he works with students of all ages, senior citizens, and prisoners.
Dr. Bekoff has published more than 200 scientific and popular essays and 22 books including Minding Animals, The Ten Trusts (with Jane Goodall), The Emotional Lives of Animals, Animals Matter, Animals at Play: Rules of the Game (an award-winning children's book), Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals, The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons for Expanding Our Compassion Footprint, the Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships, the Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, and two editions of the Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare.