Dr. Marc Bekoff is Professor of Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a former Guggenheim Fellow. He has done extensive research in the area of animal behavior, cognitive ethology, and behavioral ecology and has published over 150 papers and 12 books, including Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare (1998, Greenwood) and Strolling With Our Kin: Speaking For and Respecting Voiceless Animals (American Anti-Vivisection Society, 2000). His work has been featured on 48 Hours, in Time Magazine, Life Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, the New York Times, on NPR, and in a National Geographic Society television special. The AVAR interviewed Dr. Bekoff about his work, including his opinions on various topics related to human interaction with nonhuman beings.

Marc and Jane Goodall have recently formed Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals/Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies (www.ethologicalethics.org).

Contact Information
Marc Bekoff, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0334 USA; marc.bekoff@colorado.edu  (correspondence: 296 Canyonside Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80302 USA)