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John H. McAndrews
Senior Curator Emeritus

B.S., Biology, St. Thomas College, 1957
M.S., Botany, University of Minnesota, 1959
Ph.D., Botany and Geology, University of Minnesota, 1964

John H. McAndrews is Senior Curator Emeritus in the Department of Natural History at the ROM.

John H. (Jock) McAndrews came to the ROM in 1967 as Associate Curator of Geology, where he established a research program on the fossil pollen grains in Great Lakes sediment. He later became Curator of Geology, and then Curator of Botany before retiring from the ROM in 1996. He maintains an active research program and current projects include: Great Lakes water level history, interglacial vegetation, Iroquoian farming at Crawford Lake and extinction of mastodon following comet impact. He is also Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Geology at the University of Toronto, where he assists undergraduate researchers.

Recent Publications


McAndrews, J.H. and C.L. Turton. "Canada geese transported cuiltigen pollen grains to Crawford Lake from 14th and 15th century Iroquoian maize fields." Palynology, 31: 9-18.

2007 Karrow, P.F., T.F. Morris, J.H. McAndrews, A.V. Morgan, A.J. Smith and I.R. Walker. "A diverse late-glacial (Mackinaw Phase) biota from Leamington, Ontario." Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 44: 287-296.
2007 McCarthy, F.M.G., J.H. McAndrews, S.M. Blasco, and S.H. Tiffin. "Spatially discontinuous modern sedimentation in Georgian Bay, Huron Basin, Great Lakes." Journal of Paleolimnology, 37: 453-470.
2006 Turton, C.L. and J.H. McAndrews. "Rotifer loricas in second millennium sediment of Crawford Lake, Ontario, Canada." Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 141: 1-6.

Other Links
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