Sr Museum Scientist (Invertebrates)
Ashley received her BS, MS and PhD in Geosciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Her research focuses on paleocommunity structure and functional diversity dynamics during and after major environmental disturbance (e.g. climate regime transitions, mass extinction), and as such, has completed fieldwork in numerous international localities, including China, Italy, Argentina, and the Caribbean. Ashley was recently awarded a PS Norman Newell Early Career Grant, and is passionate about girls and underserved youth STEM education, serving as a volunteer mentor and project leader at a Bay Area non-profit (Scientific Adventures for Girls) since early 2017.
- Dineen, A.A., P.D. Roopnarine, and M.F. Fraiser. 2019. Ecological continuity and transformation after the Permo-Triassic mass extinction in northeastern Panthalassa. Biology Letters. v.15 (3), p. 20180902.
- Roopnarine, P.D., and A.A. Dineen. 2018. Coral reefs in crisis: The reliability of deep time food web reconstructions as analogs for the present, in Tyler, C. and C. Schneider (eds.), Marine Conservation Paleobiology. New York, NY: Springer, p. 105-141.
- Dineen, A.A., M.L. Fraiser, J. and Tong. 2015. Low functional evenness in a post-extinction Anisian (Middle Triassic) paleocommunity: A case study of the Leidapo Member (Qingyan Formation), south China. Global and Planetary Change, v. 133, p. 79-86.
- Dineen, A.A, M.L. Fraiser, and P.M. Sheehan. 2014. Quantifying functional diversity in pre- and post extinction paleocommunities: A test of ecological restructuring after the end-Permian mass extinction. Earth-Science Reviews, v. 136, p. 339-349.