The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences provides unified education, research and public service in the grand challenges of global food supply and safety, human and animal nutrition, agricultural systems efficiency, environmental conservation, sustainable packaging and renewable resources.
Clemson’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation and Clemson Extension are working with local and state agencies to create a community-driven watershed plan for the area — a first step toward reducing pollution and improving water quality for the Edisto community.
Clemson paleontologist studies bird brains for answers to human intelligence.
CLEMSON, S.C. – June 9, 2020 – Sonoco FRESH, a Clemson University initiative, will host its first Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit on campus Feb. 25-26, 2021. In preparation for the Summit, the FRESH initiative will be holding sneak peek webinars in Sept. 2020. With the theme of “Safe. Secure. Sustainable.,” the Summit offers a […]
For her work leading a team of scientists focusing on developing high-quality, disease-resistant peach varieties, Clemson associate professor Ksenija Gasic was awarded the 2020 Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research. Gasic, who works in the plant and environmental sciences department in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science, develops new stone fruit cultivars […]
Eager to generate more interest in fish and help mentor students, graduate research assistant John Cannaday helped lead a Creative Inquiry group researching how climate change is affecting yellow perch in South Carolina. “I had great mentors during my time as an undergraduate who encouraged me to become involved in fisheries research, and I wanted […]
Academia can create a cold and competitive culture, but those who know Greg Yarrow say he is proof positive that it isn’t a requirement. Excellence in university faculty might be measured in many ways — by knowledge imparted, by research conducted, by initiatives pushed forward — and those points all come up when students and […]
CLEMSON – Despite the closure of campus due to COVID-19, the annual Undergraduate Research Initiative Symposium competition in the Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences continued as planned – just under a different format. The initiative began in 2018 to give students a chance to conduct research under the guidance of faculty […]
CLEMSON – Phosphorous is one of six essential nutrients for plants and a Clemson University doctoral candidate wants to show South Carolina farmers how organically growing cereal and pulse crops can improve nutrition while lowering production costs. Sarah Powers is a doctoral candidate in the Clemson Plant and Environmental Sciences Department. Her research focuses on […]
Clemson University researchers have helped discover an “important milestone” in developing heat-tolerant soybeans.
CLEMSON – Invasive species are detrimental to ecological systems and a Clemson University forestry expert says National Invasive Species Awareness Week is a perfect time to learn how to manage these invaders. National Invasive Species Awareness Week is May 16-23. David Coyle, a Clemson assistant professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation as […]
CLEMSON – Shanks are like viruses, they just show up. So says the National Club Golfer’s online glossary in describing a shank, which occurs when a golf ball is struck with the heel of a club, usually sending the ball violently to the right. The virus showing up this time is COVID-19. This pandemic has […]
A decade removed from the largest environmental disaster in United States history, scientists continue work to ensure the nation is better prepared to respond to another such catastrophe — all the while hoping it never needs to do so. April 30, 2020, marks the 10th anniversary of oil coming ashore and impacting the Gulf of […]
Geneticist Stephen Kresovich, director of Clemson University’s Advanced Plant Technology program, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council to serve as one of six scientific members nationwide.
Clemson – The CAREER program issues grants to early-career faculty who demonstrate intellectual merit and the potential to create broader impacts beyond the lab. The program represents the foundation’s mission to encourage integration of research and education at universities in the U.S. To be eligible for a CAREER award, an applicant must submit an integrative […]
Clemson researchers have found a cover crop mixture that can reduce costs for South Carolina farmers, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply if included in crop rotations.