Dr. Marc Bekoff
Dr. Marc Bekoff
Public Lecture: "Animal Passions, Beastly Virtues, and Wild Justice: Reflections on Redecorating Nature"
Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. With Jane Goodall, he co-founded Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He also is regional coordinator for Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program
and a member of the Jane Goodall Institute's ethics committee.
Bekoff's primary areas of research include animal behavior, cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds) and behavioral ecology. He has won many awards for this scientific research, including the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society and a Guggenheim Fellowship. 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.
The author or editor of numerous books, including the Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare (the second edition will be published in 2009), The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for the Animals We Love (with Jane Goodall), the Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, and the Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships, other books include The Smile of a Dolphin,Minding Animals, Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues: Reflections on Redecorating Nature, The Emotional Lives of Animals, Listening to Cougar (with Cara Blessley Lowe) , Animals Matter, Animals at Play: Rules of the Game (a kid's book), and Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals (with Jessica Pierce, University of Chicago Press, 2009). He is currently writing a book tentatively titled The Animals' Manifesto: Ten Reasons For Increasing Our Compassion Footprint.