Erzsébet Pásztor will be joining SAS in August 2020.
I’m an evolutionary ecologist who is deeply interested in the future of human societies and the conceptual structure of science. Besides biology I have a master’s degree in philosophy, as well. I quest for the joint first principles of ecology and evolutionary biology at present.
I have various experiences: in field work (nest box studies with automated balances), in modeling life-history evolution and in producing a principle-based synthesis in ecology. I have been working at Eötvös University (Hungary) as a lecturer for 40 years. Over the last two years, I’m also doing research as an associate professor in the evolutionary systems research group at the Centre for Ecological Research, (Hungary). I have worked in teams of various sizes over most of my career.
As a teacher I’m in permanent experimenting with teaching methods. I had a teaching position in the Department of Genetics and Ecology of Aarhus University (Denmark) for a semester (1987) and I worked as a visiting scholar twice in the Institute of Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences at Leiden University (Netherlands) (1996, 1997) for a couple of months. I have practice in organizing international congresses and workshops. I was the head of the scientific program committee of the 4th conference of the European Ornithologists' Union (EOU; Chemnitz, 2003) and secretary of the organizing committee of the 3rd congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB, Debrecen, 1991). I have been active in various NGOs related to environmental problems and academic life within Hungary.