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P: 864-656-2328
E: biolsci@clemson.edu

Campus Location

132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Kelly Willemssens

Biological Sciences

Lecturer

864-656-2328

kwillem@clemson.edu

Educational Background

Ph.D., Applied Ecology, University of Nebraska
M.S., Applied Ecology, University of Nebraska
M.S., Animal behavior and evolution, University of Antwerp - Belgium
B.S., Biology, University of Antwerp - Belgium

Research Interests

Behavioral ecology, population ecology, and habitat assessment with emphasis on evolutionary adaptations and conservation efforts. Focus on insect extremophiles and implications for climate change. Scientific communication geared towards the general public.

Courses Taught

BIOL4410/6410 - Ecology

Selected Publications

Gotschall, M.M., Bowley, J.L., Higley, L.G., Willemssens, K.A., Adams, B., Winton, R., and Peterson, R.K.D. (2021). County records of Cicindelidia punctulata olivier (Coleoptera: Carabidea) in Idaho, USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 75(4): 812-814.

Bowley, J.L., Willemssens, K.A., and Higley, L.G. (2020). Natural History Notes: Extreme Habitat Use of Thamnopis elegans. Herpetological Review: 51(2), 360-361.

Selected Talks

Science Slam Contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBG0nzLoUBQ

Elevator Speech Contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gXHuK05G-Y

North Central Branch Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America. A 3-minute presentation: “How can life adapt to global warming and pollution? The answer may lie in the thermal springs of Yellowstone National Park.”

Honors and Awards

Teaching Assistant Holling Family Award - 2019
Meritorious Graduate Student - 2019
3-minute presentation winner - Entomological Society of America - 2019
Milton E. Mohr Fellowship - 2018
Science Slam Winner - 2018
Elevator Speech Contest - Ph.D. First Prize - 2016

Contact Information

P: 864-656-2328
E: biolsci@clemson.edu

Campus Location

132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.