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Stories tagged with "Ecology"

  • An artist's drawing of a moon colony: a futuristic building on stilts and a person in a spacesuit.

    Should Earthlings colonize the final frontier? Ethicists weigh in

    May 28, 2019

    CLEMSON, S.C. — Space might be the final frontier, but as China announces plans to build a moon base, NASA begins working on manned missions to Mars and spaceships continue to probe deep space, one group of scholars is asking: are human colonies in space ethical? “As long as space colonization was merely the dream […]

  • Vista overlooking Guanica, Puerto Rico.

    Clemson researchers: Trees grow more efficient leaves to compensate for hurricane damage

    December 18, 2018

    When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, ecologists at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science took the opportunity to study how hurricanes affect tropical dry forests in the Caribbean. Doctoral student Tristan Allerton presented findings from the year-long field study Tuesday at the British Ecological Society’s annual conference.

  • Charles Nilon University of Missouri

    Urban wildlife ecology expert to speak at Clemson

    October 23, 2018

    CLEMSON – An expert in urban wildlife ecology, Charles Nilon is coming to Clemson University to talk about Urban Biodiversity, Everyday Nature and Environmental Justice. Nilon will be on campus from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 1 in the Lehotsky Hall Auditorium, Room G22, Clemson, SC 29634. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. This event […]

  • Waterfall in river

    New marketplace could drive natural resources conservation in South Carolina

    July 20, 2018

    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 […]

  • Roller crimping is used to terminate cover crops.

    Cover crops conserve water, revitalize land

    June 18, 2018

    CLEMSON – Growing noncash crops, such as crimson clover and winter rye, can be time-consuming and labor-intense but the rewards can be oh so sweet. These two crops, plus growing other brassicas, grasses and legumes and using no-till methods for growing produce can help revitalize the land on which cash crops are grown. This was […]

  • Clemson Cooperative Extension experts are holding a workshop on Sept. 21 to show South Carolina forest landowners learn how participating in the Carbon Market can provide a new revenue stream for landowners while helping attack climate change.

    Clemson announces carbon market workshop for forest landowners

    April 11, 2018

    COLUMBIA – Clemson Cooperative Extension experts are holding a second workshop to show South Carolina forest landowners how participating in the carbon market can provide a new revenue stream while helping combat climate change. A Carbon Market for South Carolina workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon May 9 at The Lakehouse at Clemson’s […]

  • Pastures included in the Indian Creek Restoration Initiative are being converted to contain native species of grasses. Proper grazing management of livestock on warm season native grasses is a complementary management tool that can be used to maintain stubble heights, along with prescribed burning, to develop high quality grassland bird habitats.

    Quail population on comeback thanks to habitat restoration

    April 10, 2018

    The South Carolina quail population is improving thanks to restoration efforts by Clemson Cooperative Extension agents and others.

  • Clemson students grow Lunchbox Garden to promote healthy eating

    April 4, 2018

    CLEMSON – A group of Clemson University students is helping others on campus have access to fresh vegetables by planting a community garden they call The Lunchbox Garden Project. The community garden is planted in the “shoebox” courtyard area of Young Hall. The students are in associate professor Dil Thavarajah’s Horticulture 4560 class (Spring 2017). Vegetables […]

  • Research suggests plants and predators might work together to control aphids

    March 20, 2018

    Aphids are some crops’ worst nightmare, but a Clemson University professor is investigating natural tools that may lead to better aphid management in fields. Carmen Blubaugh, an assistant professor in Clemson University’s plant and environmental sciences department, is involved in a study that addresses how plants mediate interactions between predators and prey.

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    Landscape ecology expert to speak at Clemson

    March 15, 2018

    CLEMSON – Conservation biologist and landscape ecologist David Theobald is coming to Clemson to talk about the effects of land use change on wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Theobald will be on campus from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., April 5 at the Strom Thurmond Institute, 230 Kappa St., Clemson, SC 29634. His presentation, From mapping […]

  • cluster graph of tropical forests

    Study reshapes the floral relationships between the world’s tropical forests

    March 8, 2018

    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.

  • Carolina heelsplitter mussel is helping monitor health of state’s rivers

    March 1, 2018

    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.

  • Map of the Caribbean

    Caribbean Initiative Awards Five Interdisciplinary Seed Grants to Clemson Faculty

    December 18, 2017

    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.

  • College of Science graduate student featured in PBS and BBC specials

    July 20, 2017

    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.

  • Senior associate Extension agent T.J. Savereno stands in front of the common garden at Clemson University's Sandhill REC.

    Clemson scientists, collaborators working to restore longleaf pine forests

    August 8, 2016

    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.