Carl Safina

Ecologist, lecturer and writer, he is a major scientific communicator in the spheres of the behaviour, thinking and emotions of non-human animals.

Carl Safina and Chula. © P. Paladines

Carl Safina (New York, 1955), holder of a PhD in Ecology from Rutgers University and founding president of the Safina Center, is the first holder of the Endowed Research Chair for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University, where he co-chairs the steering committee of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. He has won MacArthur, Pew and Guggenheim fellowships, the Orion, Lannan and National Academies literary awards and the John Burroughs, James Beard and George Raab medals.

He was presenter of the television series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina (PBS, 2012) and has written seven books, prominently including Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World’s Coasts and Beneath the Seas (Henry Holt and Co., 1998) and his latest work, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel (Henry Holt and Co., 2015). He has published articles in The New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon and other journals, as well as on the websites of National Geographic News, Huffington Post and CNN.com.

Update: 01/02/2017

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