Research from more than 100 scientists across the world, including that of Clemson professor of biological sciences Saara DeWalt, has recently combined to show that the world's tropical forests are more similar than scientists previously thought.
Through a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant, Clemson University scientist Cathy Jachowski is working to identify habitat requirements to inform restoration and species recovery for the Carolina heelsplitter, the only federally endangered mussel species in South Carolina.
The Clemson Caribbean Initiative (CCI) has awarded five interdisciplinary seed grants totaling $50,000 to teams of Clemson faculty to help advance their research and scholarship, teaching and service in the Caribbean region.
A Clemson graduate student in biological sciences was recently featured in both PBS and BBC productions of a nature film that focuses on wildlife's response to the changing seasons in Yellowstone National Park.
Millions of acres of magnificent longleaf pine forests that were nearly annihilated a century ago are making a slow yet promising comeback, thanks in part to a team of Clemson University researchers and their collaborators.
Clemson University scientists Paul Leonard and Rob Baldwin are part of a collaborative study on how rising sea levels and increased urbanization — both now and in the future — are joining forces to fragment habitat connectivity across the region. Leonard, Baldwin and four other co-authors contributed to the paper, “Landscape Connectivity Losses Due to Sea Level Rise and Land Use Change,” about wildlife habitat connectivity in the Southeast that has been published in the journal Animal Conservation.
One of the most effective methods for capturing carbon from the atmosphere in the tropics of Latin America -- allowing secondary forests to regenerate on their own -- is overlooked by global climate change policies. Scientists explain how these forests quickly become substantial, important players in the fight to slow climate change.
One of the most biologically diverse regions in the world is just an hour’s drive from the main campus of Clemson University. Clemson University forest ecologist Donald Hagan recently took a trip with 25 of his dendrology students to study tree and plant life in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Clemson University Vanishing Firefly Project will host the first of two “Count the Light” nights Saturday at the South Carolina Botanical Garden to give the public the chance to count fireflies together and help researchers see if their numbers are declining.
Are fireflies disappearing? Clemson University researchers are seeking to answer this question, and the public can help them by counting fireflies in their backyards and elsewhere this summer.
A rare summer cool snap may mean that fall colors in the Southern Appalachians could peak a few days sooner than normal, according to Clemson University forest ecologist Donald Hagan.
Ready, set, glow! The annual Clemson University firefly census will launch from 8 to 10 p.m. May 31. The lightning bug count will continue through the summer.