Fonds SC136 - John C. Krug fonds

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John C. Krug fonds

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CA ON00259 SC136

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John Christian Krug was born in Toronto in 1938. He obtained his Ph. D. from the University of Toronto in 1970. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institut fur Spezielle Botanik in Zurich, Switzerland. He returned to Canada in 1973 as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo. In 1974 he was appointed to the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto and in 1982 was named Curator of the Herbarium. He was also a Research Fellow at the Royal Ontario Museum from 1978 to 1996, and a Research Associate from 1996 to 2005. He oversaw the transfer of the Herbarium from the University to the Museum in 2000. His field of interest was the study of Pyrenomycetes and was world renowned for his expertise on coprophilous fungi. He collected fungi throughout North and Central America, the Caribbean, and Western Europe. He was one of the first mycologists to conduct expeditions in East Asia and Africa. He died in Toronto in 2005.

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Fonds consists of manuscripts, taxonomical research, and related correspondence documenting the botanical work of John. C. Krug.

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2/21/2023 E. Thomas (Creation)

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