Gail M. Ashley

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Professor II; Director, Quaternary Studies Program

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Room 230 Wright Labs
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 008854-8066 U.S.A.

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tel: (732) 445-2221

Education

  • B.S., M.S., University of Massachusetts
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Teaching

Research Interests

East African Research - [Link]

My research is focused on the Quaternary epoch, a time of rapid climate change. I study modern physical processes and deposits of glacial, fluvial, lacustrine, arid landscapes, and use this information to interpret paleoenvironments.

I have three ongoing projects: (1) reconstruction of paleoenvironments and paleoclimate history in the East African rift valley (Tanzania and Kenya); (2) interpretation of modern, Holocene and Pleistocene rift valley groundwater discharge records (spring, seeps and wetlands); (3) application of the Critical Zone concept to deep time.

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"A freshwater carbonate deposit was found associated with hominin remains suggesting use of spring water at Olduvai Gorge"

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"Freshwater wetlands on the Loboi Plain, Lake Bogoria, Kenya"

Publications

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