Andy Fraass

Andy Fraass
Assistant Professor
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Office: BWC A431

BSc (UW), MSc (UW), PhD (UMA)

Area of expertise

Micropaleontology, paleoceanography, paleobiology, Earth history, macroevolution, sedimentation, stratigraphy

Research focus

My students and I work to answer key questions about the functioning of the Earth system. We primarily use planktic foraminifera and the marine sediment record to examine how plankton evolve in reaction to biotic and/or abiotic forces. This frequently involves looking at the various climate and oceanographic events within the Cenozoic and Cretaceous.

Prospective graduate students

If you are interested in a PhD or MSc, I will be taking students at the University of Victoria starting in 2021. Please get in contact!