Ash studied a Bachelor of Science and completed an honours degree investigating the effects of a major freeway on the gene flow and dispersal of Yellow-footed Antechinus in north central Victoria, through Monash University. He was employed by BirdLife Australia for three years mapping foraging and roosting habitat of migratory shorebirds in Port Phillip Bay using GIS. He has experience in different bird survey methods and capture techniques, and is an A-Class bird bander with mist netting skills.
Ash served as the Research Ecology Lab and Fieldwork Manager, primarily supporting the lab's research into marine resource use by tropical seabirds in the Browse Basin. His roles included planning, leading and participating in field work; data collection and management; report and scientific manuscript writing; GIS mapping; research and ethics permit applications, and; lab management.
Ash now works at Moonlit Sanctuary as the avian threatened species program coordinator.
In his spare time Ash enjoys catching up with friends, hiking & camping, photography and gardening.
For an up-to-date list of publications see Ashley's Google Scholar Profile