Clemson University doctoral candidate Abby Lawson is helping lead a tracking study that could be instrumental in understanding how to effectively manage alligator populations.
For about 15 years, the state’s most destructive forest insect has been lying low in South Carolina. But damage caused by recent droughts, storms and fires raises the specter of a resurgence. Sizable infestations of southern pine beetles have been few and far between since the last major outbreak in 2000-2002, when the tiny but voracious creatures caused about $1.5 billion in damage in the southeastern United States.
A trio of Clemson University scientists has unveiled a groundbreaking computational software called “GFlow” that makes wildlife habitat connectivity modeling vastly faster, more efficient and superior in quality and scope.
Feral hogs are a $115 million problem for the state’s agriculture, livestock and timber industries in South Carolina, according to a Clemson University study on landowners’ perceived damages from the invasive animals. This is the first time a comprehensive dollar figure has been attached to the ecological and industry damages caused by wild hogs, which reproduce rapidly and are growing in numbers.
Researchers from Clemson University and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are determining how to bring back fox squirrels to the Midlands region of South Carolina. If successful, this project could become a model for the rest of the state.
Katie Teets of Lake Worth, Florida, a Clemson University master’s degree student in wildlife and fisheries biology, won the Best Master’s Student Poster Award at the recent 2016 annual conference of The Wildlife Society.
To help meet the expected high demand for graduates in agriculture, the Clemson College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences will hold its first-ever Ag Leadership and Advocacy Event to introduce students and others to the various job opportunities available in agriculture.
Clemson Professor Rob Baldwin is working to turn a piece of Kershaw County in to a nucleus for discussion and collaboration in a quest to encourage forest restoration, environmental understanding and economic growth. Researchers from Clemson, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina will use the property for collaboration and research.
Clemson University wildlife ecology assistant professor David Jachowski is the primary co-editor of a new textbook on best practices for reintroducing fish and wildlife to areas where it once flourished but is now extinct or languishing.
Clemson University's Strom Thurmond Institute and forestry and environmental conservation department will host a free film screening of the new documentary "Before The Flood," followed by a discussion with former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Self Auditorium.
Clemson Extension agents are continually providing information and technical assistance to farmers and timberland owners across South Carolina who want to incorporate ecologically friendly methods of restoration into their landscapes.
Though Hurricane Matthew continues on course to threaten the coasts of at least three southeastern states, it appears likely that its projected path will not extend far enough inland to have much of an effect on the upcoming fall color season, which is already under way in the upper heights.
Hurricane-strength winds shatter windows, tear at roof shingles and send street signs flying, but the bluster can also cause costly damage to residential landscaping and trees. Clemson University Extension horticulturist Bob Polomski says property owners can take steps to minimize plant damage and keep trees from harming homes and other structures.
An army of thorny, poisonous plants that once occupied two prime acres of Clemson University real estate has been swept from its stronghold by a coalition of goats and humans that slowly but surely pounded the gnarled invaders into submission. And to the victor goes the spoils. A once-impenetrable stretch of forest has been made beautiful again, much to the delight of the faculty, students and tailgaters who frequent its borders.
Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences will host a screening and discussion of the documentary “Red Wolf Revival,” which documents efforts to restore endangered red wolves to Eastern North Carolina. The screening will take place 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Room G22 of Lehotsky Auditorium. A September 2016 story in the […]