Gail Ashley

Professor Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Rutgers University


B.Sc, 1963, University of Massachusetts M.Sc., 1972, University of Massachusetts Ph.D., 1977, University of British Columbia





2010, Ashley, G.M, Barboni, D., Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Bunn, H.T., Mabulla, A.Z.P,  Diez-Martin F., Barba, R.,  Baquedano, E. A freshwater oasis in savannah grassland: the paleoenvironmental and  paleoecological reconstruction of FLK North, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Quaternary Research, 74: 333–343.

2010 Ashley, G M., Barboni, D., Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Bunn, H.T., Mabulla, A.Z.P., Baquedano, E., A spring and wooded habitat at FLK Zinj and their relevance to origins of human behavior, Quaternary Research,  74:304–314 

2010 Ashley, G. M., Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Bunn, H.T., Mabulla, A.Z.P., Baquedano, E., Sedimentary geology and human origins: A fresh look at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 80:703-709.

2009, Ashley, G.M., Tactikos, J.C. and Owen, R.B.  Hominin use of springs and wetlands: paleoclimate and archaeological records from Olduvai Gorge (1.79-174 Ma). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 272:1-16.

2009, Johnson, R.C., Ashley, G.M., deWet, C.B., Dvoretsky, R., Park, L. Hover, V.C., Owen, R.B., McBrearty, S., Tufa as a record of perennial freshwater in semi-arid rift basin, Kapthurin Formation, Central Kenya. Sedimentology, 56:1115-1137.

2007 Sikes, N.E. and Ashley, G.M., Stable isotopic signatures of pedogenic carbonates as indicators of paleoecology in the Plio-Pleistocene (upper Bed I) western margin of Olduvai Basin, Tanzania.  Special Issue of Journal of Human Evolution, African Paleoclimate and Human Evolution.  53/5:574-594.

2008, Ashley, G.M., Human Evolution and Climate Change. In V. Gornitz (ed.) Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers,  446-450.

2007, Ashley, G.M.  Orbital rhythms, monsoons, and playa lake response, Olduvai Basin, equatorial East Africa (~1.85-1.75), GEOLOGY, 35:1091-1094.

2004, Ashley, G.M. , Maitima Mworia, J.M., Muasya, A.M., Owen, R.B., Driese, S.G., Hover, Renaut,R.W., Goman, M.F., Mathai, S. and Blatt, S.H. Sedimentation and evolution of a freshwater wetland in a semi-arid environment, Loboi Swamp, Kenya, East Africa. Sedimentology, 51:1-21.