Stephen Herrro is professor emeritus of ecology at the University of Calgary and, most famously, author of the legendary classic, Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance. The book, which is in its third edition – remarkable for a Canadian publication – is the definitive book on bear-human conflict and required reading for anyone who spends time in bear country. His journey to becoming a globally recognized authority on bears began with a PhD in animal behaviour and ecology at the University of California, Berkeley and his research was inspired by curiosity – why we knew so little about bears and how to learn more. His ground-breaking studies started in Jasper National Park and quickly led him to uncovering facts that have saved countless lives – both human and bear. His research has been used to re-examine our relationship with grizzly bears, advance new strategies to conserve the species and underpin bear safety laws and techniques.