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Dr. Alan Beck
Director, Center for the Human-Animal Bond,
School of Veterinary Medicine Purdue University

Since 1990, Dr. Beck has served as the Dorothy N. McAllister Professor of Animal Ecology and Director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The Center was established to develop a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between people and their companion animals. Dr. Beck has studied the ecological and public health implications of dogs in Baltimore, St. Louis, New York and along the Unites States-Mexican border. His book, The Ecology of Stray Dogs: A Study of Free-Ranging Urban Animals, is considered a classic in the field of urban ecology; it was republished in 2001 by Purdue University Press. This book is touted as being of considerable interest to all ecologists, behaviorists and biologists. Dr. Beck co-edited the book, New Perspectives on Our lives with Companion Animals and coauthored the popular book, Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship.


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