CLEMSON – Like a jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces, the natural world’s swaths of once-unbroken habitat have been fragmented and disconnected – much to the detriment of many animals and plants. Biological diversity – the evolutionary and ecological process that gives rise to new species and assemblages – is paying a heavy price. One of […]
The James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center advisory committee is meeting to map a strategy for creating what it hopes will be the preeminent research, teaching and outreach program addressing the ecological conservation of the south Atlantic Coastal wetland systems.
Finding new markets for South Carolina’s abundance of timber, changing how commercial buildings are constructed and keeping the state’s more than 13 million acres of timberland healthy is the focus of a $250,000 grant awarded to Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D).
A renowned researcher with more than 30 years' experience studying waterfowl habitats and populations has been named the inaugural director of Clemson University's James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center. Rick Kaminski will coordinate teaching, research and outreach in waterfowl and wetlands ecology from the Kennedy Center’s location at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute for Coastal Ecology and Forest Science in Georgetown.
Clemson Extension is working with landowners throughout South Carolina on forest and wildlife regeneration. Species such as bobwhite quail, which began to decline in the mid-1940s because of deteriorating habitat conditions, are slowly starting to rebound.