Raincoast Senior Scientist, Paul C. Paquet, is an American and Canadian biologist who is best known for his ecological and behavioral research on large carnivores, especially regarding wolves and bears. He is an internationally recognized authority on mammalian carnivores; including their ecology, behaviour, management, and welfare. He has graduate degrees in philosophy, wildlife behavior and conservation, biology, and a Ph.D. in zoology from University of Alberta.
He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria and previously held academic appointments at Brandon University, University of Manitoba, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, and Environmental Design at the University of Calgary.
He has conducted ecological and behavioural research on several species of large mammalian predators in North America and Europe including wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, cougars, and lynx. His research focuses on the interface between ecological theory and conservation. He has spent more than 40 years covering subjects ranging from the worldwide decline of large carnivores to the philosophical relationship of animal welfare and conservation, publishing more than 200 scholarly articles and several books addressing issues of ecology, conservation, and environmental ethics.