John Pastor

Cafe Scientifique Twin Ports

Here's how (very loosely) the scientific method works:

  • Ask a question about something you observe.
  • Do some background research.
  • Develop an educated guess about why or how things happen.
  • Test your guess (hypotheses) through experimentation.
  • Analyze your data and draw a conclusion.
  • Then either communicate your results or back up and draw a new hypotheses with the new information.

At any rate ... it's more fun in a group - especially when it comes to debating the whys and wherefores and the conclusions. 

  Sitting in for Carol Andrews this week is John Pastor, who talks about juneberries, their variety, and their flowering and fruit ripening habits.

John Pastor is a UMD Professor of Biology and author of What Should a Clever Moose Eat?: Natural History, Ecology, and the North Woods, to be published in February 2016 by Island Press.