Jonathan Balcombe, PhD

Dr. Balcombe has three biology degrees, including a PhD in ethology (the study of animal behavior) from the University of Tennessee, where he studied communication in bats. He has published over 40 scientific papers on animal behavior and animal protection.

He is the author of four books, including Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good, Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals, and the just-released The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure.

Formerly Senior Research Scientist with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, he is currently Chair of the Animal Studies Department with the Humane Society University.

Dr. Balcombe has two blogs: One Green Planet and Psychology Today, The Inner Lives of Animals.

Sharing Emotional Worlds
September 2013