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Az (Ashley A.) Klymiuk

Assistant professor, Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba

Az (Ashley A.) Klymiuk is a Cree Métis and Slavic nonbinary, neurodivergent first-generation scholar. They are an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba, where they study fossil plants alongside plant-fungal interactions in contemporary wetlands to better contextualize fungi in the fossil record.


  • 2022–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba
  • 2019–2021
    Collections Manager, Paleobotany, Field Museum of Natural History


  • 2018 
    University of Kansas, PhD. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • 2011 
    University of Alberta, MSc. Systematics & Evolution
  • 2009 
    University of Alberta, BSc. Paleontology