Ashley Flanders, B.S.

Research Assistant

Ashley Flanders serves San Diego Zoo Global as a Research Assistant in Recovery Ecology. She works at the Pocket Mouse Conservation Breeding Facility, where she performs behavioral ecology experiments, daily husbandry, and propagation of the Pacific pocket mouse breeding population. Some of Ashley’s research interests include investigating the application of behavioral research to wildlife conservation efforts and understanding the effects of anthropogenic stressors on small mammal fitness and behavior.

Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology from the University of Maine. She previously assisted with a research project focusing on the connection between small mammal personality and plant community dynamics within disturbed landscapes. For as long as she can remember, Ashley has had an appreciation for the natural world. She strives to improve the environment for all of its inhabitants, even the tiniest ones.

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