Az (Ashley) Klymiuk

Doctoral candidate, EEB
Primary office:
785-864-4338
Takeru Higuchi Hall, KBS


Advisor: Benjamin A Sikes
Research Interests: mycology, microbial ecology, taphonomy, paleobotany, paleomycology, comparative plant anatomy
Hometown: Alberta, Canada

Education:

  • M.Sc. Systematics and Evolution, University of Alberta (co-advisors: Ruth A. Stockey, Jocelyn C. Hall)
  • B.Sc. Paleontology with Distinction, University of Alberta

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Klymiuk, A.A., R.A. Stockey, and G.W. Rothwell.  2015.  Plant-arthropod interactions in Acanthostrobus edenensis (Cupressaceae), a new conifer from the Upper Cretaceous of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  International Journal of Plant Sciences, published online March 11, 2015: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680684
  • Bomfleur, B., A.A. Klymiuk, E.L. Taylor, and T.N. Taylor.  2014.  Diverse bryophyte mesofossils (Pallaviciniales, Metzgeriales, Jungermanniales, Sphagnales, and ?Grimmiales) from the Triassic of Antarctica.  Lethaia 47:120-132.
  • Klymiuk, A.A., T.N. Taylor, E.L. Taylor, and M. Krings.  2013.  Paleomycology of the Princeton Chert. II. Dark septate fungi in the aquatic angiosperm Eorhiza arnoldii indicate a diverse assemblage of root-colonizing fungi during the Eocene. Mycologia 105:1100-109.
  • Klymiuk, A.A., T.N. Taylor, E.L. Taylor, and M. Krings.  2013.  Paleomycology of the Princeton Chert.  I.  Saprotrophic hyphomycetes associated with an Eocene angiosperm, Eorhiza arnoldiiMycologia 105:521-529.
  • Bronson, A.W., A.A. Klymiuk, R.A. Stockey, and A.M.F. Tomescu.  2013.  A perithecial sordariomycete (Ascomycota) of diaporthalean affinity from the Early Cretaceous of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Canada).  International Journal of Plant Sciences 174:278-292.
  • Klymiuk, A.A., C.J. Harper, D.M. Moore, E.L. Taylor, T.N. Taylor, and M. Krings.  2013.  Reinvestigating Carboniferous “actinomycetes”: authigenic formation of biomimetic carbonates provides insight into early diagenesis of permineralized plants.  PALAIOS 28: 80-92.
  • Klymiuk, A.A., and R.A. Stockey. 2012. A Lower Cretaceous (Valanginian) seed cone provides the earliest fossil record for Picea (Pinaceae).  American Journal of Botany 99:1069-1082.
  • Klymiuk, A.A., R.A. Stockey, and G.W. Rothwell.  2011.  The first organismal concept for an extinct species of Pinaceae: Pinus arnoldii Miller.  International Journal of Plant Sciences 172: 294-313.

Edited Volumes:

  • Tomescu A.M.F., A.A. Klymiuk, K.K.S. Matsunaga, A.C. Bippus, G.W. K. Shelton.  2015; in press.  Microbes and the fossil record - selected topics in paleomicrobiology. Pp. xx-xx in Hurst CJ (ed.) Advances in Environmental Microbiology. Volume 1. Their World: a Diversity of Microbial Environments. Springer, Heidelberg.


Presentations:

  • Klymiuk, A.A.* Paleomycology of the Princeton Chert.  Geological Society of America; Vancouver BC, October 2014. Contributed oral paper.
  • Klymiuk, A.A.*, M. Krings.  Trauma in the fossil record: dictyosporic conidia in an extinct fern may illustrate phenotypic response associated with Nox-dependent ROS.  Botany 2013, 106th  meeting of the Botanical Society of America; New Orleans LA, July 2013. Contributed oral paper.
  • Klymiuk, A.A.*, T.N. Taylor, E.L. Taylor, M. Krings.  The Princeton Chert:  an unprecedented window into fungal diversity during the Eocene.  22nd Canadian Palaeontology Conference, University of Toronto, ON.  September 2012.  Contributed short paper and oral presentation.
  • Klymiuk, A.A.*, T.N. Taylor, E.L. Taylor, M. Krings.  Anamorphic fungi from the Princeton Chert: new insights into paleomicrobial diversity.  Bio3 Departmental Seminar Series, Dept. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas. August 2012.  Oral presentation.
  • Klymiuk, A.A.*, T.N. Taylor, M. Krings.  Anamorphic fungi from the Princeton Chert: new insights into paleomicrobial diversity.  Botany 2012, 105th  meeting of the Botanical Society of America; Columbus OH, July 2012. Contributed oral paper.
  • Klymiuk, A.A.*, C.J. Harper, D.M. Moore, E.L. Taylor, T.N. Taylor, M. Krings.  Reinvestigating Carboniferous “actinomycetes”: authigenic formation of biomimetic carbonates and implications for microbial paleoecology.  Botany 2012, 105th  meeting of the Botanical Society of America; Columbus OH, July 2012. Contributed oral paper.
  • Bronson, A.W.*, A.A. Klymiuk, R.A. Stockey, and A.M.F. Tomescu.  A perithecial sordariomycete (Ascomycota) of diaporthalean affinity from the Early Cretaceous of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Canada). Botany 2012, 105th  meeting of the Botanical Society of America; Columbus OH, July 2012. Contributed oral paper.
  • Klymiuk, A.A.*, R.A. Stockey, G.W. Rothwell.   A new taxodioid (Cupressaceae) seed cone from the Upper Cretaceous of British Columbia, Canada.  Botany 2011, 104th meeting of the Botanical Society of America; St Louis, MO, July 2011. Contributed oral paper.
  • Klymiuk, AA*, RA Stockey.  Evolution of Pinaceae: a new seed cone from the Cretaceous of Vancouver Island.  Botany 2010, 103rd meeting of the Botanical Society of America; Providence, RI, August 2010. Contributed oral paper.
  • Klymiuk, AA*, RA Stockey, GW Rothwell.  The first organismal concept for an extinct species of Pinaceae: Pinus arnoldii Miller.  Botany 2009, 102nd meeting of the Botanical Society of America; Snowbird, UT, July 2009. Contributed oral paper.
  • Stockey, RA*, GW Rothwell, AA Klymiuk.  2009.  Is Doylea a cupulate seed fern, a conifer, or neither? Botany 2009, 102nd meeting of the Botanical Society of America; Snowbird, UT, July 2009. Contributed oral paper.

Major Grants and Proposals:

  • Klymiuk, A.A.  Diversity and palaeoecology of fossil microbes associated with vascular plants, and their contribution to early diagenesis mineralization of plant tissue. $42 000 over 24 months.  PGS D Competition, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada  (NSERC-CRSNG).  2013.

Minor Grants and Proposals:

  • Klymiuk, A.A. Travel for presentation to GSA2014, annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Vancouver BC.  $300.  Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Travel Award.  2014.
  • Klymiuk, A.A. Summer Graduate Research Fellowship.  $2,000. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. 2014.
  • Klymiuk, A.A. Ida H. Hyde Scholarship for Women in Science. $1280. University of Kansas. 2014.
  • Klymiuk, A.A. Summer Graduate Research Fellowship.  $2,000. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. 2013
  • Klymiuk, A.A. Travel for presentation at the 22nd Canadian Palaeontology Conference, Toronto ON.  $300.  Panorama Small Grants Award, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas. 2012.
  • Klymiuk, A.A. Travel for presentation at the 22nd Canadian Palaeontology Conference, Toronto ON.  $300.  Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Travel Award.  2012.
  • Klymiuk, A.A. Summer Graduate Research Fellowship.  $2,000. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. 2012
  • Klymiuk, A.A. Travel for presentation at Botany 2012, Columbus, OH.  $300.  Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Travel Award. 2012.
  • Klymiuk, A.A. Travel for presentation at Botany 2011, St. Louis, MO.  $300. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Travel Award. 2011.

Fellowships, Awards & Honours:

  • Diversity and palaeoecology of fossil microbes associated with vascular plants, and their contribution to early diagenesis mineralization of plant tissue. $42 000 over 24 months.  PGS D Competition, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  2013.
  • Ida H. Hyde Scholarship for Women in Science. University of Kansas. $1280. 2014.
  • Isabel C. Cookson Paleobotanical Award.  Botanical Society of America.  $500.  2012.
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Teaching Award.  University of Alberta.  $500.  2010.
  • Botanical Society of America’s Young Botanist Award.  Non-monetary.  2009.
  • Dept. of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Award.  University of Alberta.  $250.  2009.
  • Dean’s Honour Roll, First Class Honours.  University of Alberta.  2008.
  • Jason Lang Memorial Scholarship.  University of Alberta.  $1 500.  2008.
  • Voices for Education Scholarship.  Privately endowed.  $2 500.  2005.
  • Faculty of Science Academic Excellence Scholarship.  University of Alberta. $1 000.  2004.
  • Peace River Pioneer Memorial Scholarship.  University of Alberta.  $2 500.  2004.
  • Governor General’s Academic Medal.  Government of Canada/ Gouvernement du Canada.  2004. 

  


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