As some sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened for the first time after being cleared from Hurricane Florence, there was little to suggest the storm would put a damper on a vibrant fall color season in the southern Appalachians. While above average rainfall over the summer months and warm temperatures continuing well into September could delay the display slightly, Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan reported few signs Florence should hinder an abundance of autumn hues.
Scientists in Clemson University's College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and the university’s Public Service and Agriculture division were awarded more than $17 million in research grants during the 2018 fiscal year from an array of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several South Carolina commodity boards.
This spring, Clemson University scientist Shari Rodriguez and graduate student Diane Dotson traveled to Kanha Tiger Reserve in northern India to study the impacts of human-predator conflicts on the wellbeing of Indian people living in and around the park.
Frequent prescribed fires in southeastern forests can help prevent raging wildfires like those that have engulfed much of Northern California, a Clemson University researcher says. The Mendocino Complex fire, the largest wildfire Northern California has ever seen, is being fueled by dead leaves, tree branches and other debris that have accumulated on forest floors.
COLUMBIA – Clemson University environmental economics experts met with state officials and other stakeholders to discuss bringing a system to South Carolina that pays farmers and landowners to help conserve natural resources. The system would provide a means of determining a monetary value for environmental goods and services. The Santee River Basin would be the […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina — It’s dusk, the second week of March, 2018. The rumble of traffic from Highway 76 crawls through a thin line of trees and into the Hyatt family’s spacious backyard in suburban Clemson, South Carolina. A persistent, chilly breeze blows as the Hyatts and a few friends prepare to watch a cadre […]
The pines and the climate are talking to each other on Hobcaw Barony, and Clemson University scientist Thomas O’Halloran is using a 120-foot tower to eavesdrop on their "conversations." Eddy covariance, or eddy flux, is an atmospheric measuring technique and statistical method used to determine exchange rates of trace gases over natural ecosystems — in this case, the longleaf pine forest at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Sciences.
Margaret Lloyd had a vision to turn 853 acres of Kershaw County into an educational mecca. Although Lloyd died before her dream was realized, a group of Clemson University students is helping to make her wishes come true.
Thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Clemson undergraduates in the Fire Tigers program work alongside the U.S. Forest Service to safely and effectively manage local forests with prescribed burns.
Clemson University is holding students’ feet to the fire – literally – as it prepares them to take leadership roles in one of the most dangerous and underserved aspects in the forestry industry.
COLUMBIA –Clemson University experts continue to educate South Carolina forest landowners about how they can use the emerging carbon market to create a new revenue stream while helping slow climate change. Forest landowners recently met with experts from the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service and others who explained what they need to do to benefit from […]
In the spring of 2017, Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design (WU+D) Institute, along with the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, School of Architecture, Department of Construction Science and Management, and Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, was presented with an opportunity to share an existing 12,000-foot, high bay facility in Pendleton, SC. This space will […]
With an economic impact of $33.4 billion, natural resources are major contributors to South Carolina economy and quality of life. To train people to help sustain these resources, Clemson University is establishing a Fisheries and Aquatic Center of Excellence.
The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University will reopen its theaters April 27, more than two weeks ahead of schedule.
The South Carolina quail population is improving thanks to restoration efforts by Clemson Cooperative Extension agents and others.