About John Pastor

John Pastor received his Ph.D. in Forestry and Soil Science in 1980 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and did post-doctoral research in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

He is a Professor of Biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the current Co-Chair of the Natural History Section of the Ecological Society of America.

His research interests include the structure and function of northern ecosystems, response of forests to climate change, forest-wildlife interactions, applications of mathematics to ecological problems, and scientific illustration. He teaches Mathematical Ecology, Ecosystems Ecology, Animal Behavior, and Biological Illustration, among other courses.