The Hidden Lives of Lost Hunters – Growth in Creodonts and Early Carnivores
Ashley is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. He is interested in links between major events in evolution and animal life history. He investigates fossil vertebrates at major transitions like those to flight or the return to the ocean, using morphology, phylogenetics, and especially the microscopic study of bone, which provides unique access to information about the animals’ lives, even through deep time.
After completing a master’s degree at Montana State University where he studied the life cycles of theropod dinosaurs, Ashley moved to Berkeley and the University of California Museum of Paleontology where his work has focused on the growth and adaptations of early large mammals.