Olivia Poelmann

Graduate Research Assistant
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: Poole Hall Room 83
Phone: 262-994-8626
Email: opoelma@clemson.edu


 Educational Background

M.S. Wildlife and Fish Biology
Clemson University

B.S. Biology
University of Wisconsin Green Bay 2019


Current Project: Investigating host specificity and survivorship of captive-reared juveniles of the Carolina Heelsplitter (Lasmigona decorata) and developing a habitat suitability model for future potential mussel release sites.

Olivia joined the lab in January of 2021. Previously, she worked for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at the Center for Aquatic Mollusks Programs (CAMP). Here, she worked as a diver for long term monitoring projects for imperiled mussel species, and also assisted in propagation efforts. She has also gotten to work as an AIS tech with the St. Croix River Association on the National Scenic Riverway. Olivia has a passion for freshwater mussels and fish interactions with freshwater mussels, and is continuing that love at Clemson by working with the Carolina Heelsplitter.