Olivia Townsend is a wildlife biologist with experience working in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine systems. She has worked on a variety of ecological projects throughout the United States (including Hawaii), South America (including the Galápagos Islands), Australia, and New Zealand. Olivia has extensive experience in a wide range of field sampling and monitoring techniques related to birds, fisheries, mammals, and herpetofauna. For her graduate research, Olivia conducted a seabird foraging ecology study investigating the spatial distribution and habitat use of red-tailed tropicbirds in the main Hawaiian Islands. Prior to joining Stillwater, she worked as a biologist in the South Bay performing pre-construction surveys and biological monitoring for nesting birds and special-status species, and was a fish and wildlife technician for the State of New York. Olivia is also a natural science illustrator whose work has appeared in publications and merchandise for various wildlife organizations. In her free time, Olivia enjoys hiking, camping, running races, traveling, and exploring the Bay Area and beyond with her husband and their dog, Dacks.
Education: M.S. Wildlife, B.S. Environmental Studies,
Permits Held: Salt marsh haverst mouse permit