Edited by Marc Bekoff
(cover photo by Hope Ryden)
Here reprinted, this is a classic of the canid literature.
Originally published in 1978, Coyotes: Biology, Behavior and Management pulled together much disparate research in coyote evolution, taxonomy, reproduction, communication, behavioral development, population dynamics, ethology and ecological studies in the Southwest, Minnesota, Iowa, New England and Wyoming as well as studies on livestock damage and research on other canids.
At its best in those chapters that draw together widely dispersed information. Science 202, pp. 424
The book presents an abundance of useful tabular material and cites a great majority of the most significant literature. It is a work that no serious student of the subject can afford to be without. BioScience 29, pp. 312
A most welcome comprehensive review of coyote research and an introduction to the far-flung literature. Journal of Mammalogy, 60, pp. 658
I recommend this book to everyone interested in coyotes and the current controversies surrounding this extremely successful predator. A thorough understanding of this animal is crucial and this book is surely a step in the right direction. J. Wildlife Management 43, pp. 279
Marc Bekoff is Professor of Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a former Guggenheim Fellow. He recently was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Marc is also regional coordinator for Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program. He and Jane have recently co-founded the organization Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies (www.ethologicalethics.org). Marc also is on the Advisory Board for the conservation organization, SINAPU, and is part of the international program, Science and the Spiritual Quest II (www.ssq.net).
Marc's main areas of research include animal behavior, cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds), and behavioral ecology, and he has also published extensively on animal issues. He has published over 175 papers and 15 books, the latest being Species of Mind: The Philosophy and Biology of Cognitive Ethology (with Colin Allen, MIT Press, 1997); Nature's Purposes: Analyses of Function and Design in Biology (edited with Colin Allen and George Lauder, MIT Press, 1998), Animal Play: Evolutionary, Comparative, and Ecological Approaches (edited with John Byers, Cambridge University Press, 1998) and Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998). He has also recently published The Smile of a Dolphin: Remarkable Accounts of Animal Behavior (Discovery Channel Inc.), Strolling with Our Kin (Lantern Books)and Minding Animals: Awareness, Emotions and Heart (Oxford University Press).
In 1986, Marc became the first American to win his age-class at the Tour du Var bicycle race (also called the Master's age-graded Tour de France). Among Marc's hobbies are reading spy novels, hiking, and cooking.