An engaging introduction to natural history and the ecology of the North Woods for readers with an interest in science, natural history, or the region. Pastor is uniquely suited to write this book, with a deep knowledge of and love for the North Woods that will engage readers in the excitement of natural history, a critical foundation of the natural sciences.
John Pastor is an ecologist and professor of biology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where his teaching and research focus on the natural history and ecology of northern ecosystems. Pastor is the author of Mathematical Ecology of Populations and Ecosystems, is co-editor of Large Mammalian Herbivores, Ecosystem Dynamics, and Conservation, and has authored or co-authored 22 book chapters and over 120 papers, mostly about the North Woods. He is co-chair of the Natural History Section of the Ecological Society of America.
"In What Should a Clever Moose Eat?, John Pastor mounts a
strong defense of natural history, reminding us that all good
questions in science come from the observation of nature by a
questioning mind. Pastor has an obvious love for the natural
history and ecology of the North Woods, and this, coupled with his
skillful writing, make his wide-ranging but connected set of essays
a success."--John Alcock, author of In a Desert Garden and Animal
Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach "Plant Science Bulletin"
"It's a celebration of curiosity. It will make your own walk in the woods a richer experience. And it showcases that a lot of scientific advancement still begins with an open mind, out in nature."
-- "The Nature Conservancy's Cool Green Science"