Dr. Alison Ashbury

Science Writer
Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies
+49 7531 9450569

Main Focus

I am an evolutionary biologist, with a background in the study of primate movement ecology. As scientific writer, I collaborate with other department members to support the communication of their research to scientific audiences. I also facilitate various writing programs, and am available to provide one-on-one scientific writing & communication support to department members.

Please contact me if you need help with designing, creating, writing, and/or editing:

  • Papers for peer-review
  • Grant proposals
  • Presentations
  • Data visualizations
  • Other scientific content

Curriculum Vitae


    2020   PhD in Evolutionary Biology; University of Zurich, Switzerland

    2013   MSc in Biology; University of Zurich, Switzerland

    2010   BA in Honours Anthropology; University of Victoria, Canada

Work & Research

    2020 - present   Scientific Writer in the EAS Department at the MPI-AB and the University of Konstanz

    2014 - 2017   Co-Principal Investigator and Field Project Manager of orangutan research in Wehea Forest, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

    2012   Field research of wild orangutans at the Tuanan Orangutan Research Station, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

    2010 - 2011   Research and Personal Assistant to Dr Biruté Galdikas, President of Orangutan Foundation International

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