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  • Scenic vista from Fetterbush Overlook along Blue Ridge Parkway

    Lack of extreme weather puts southern Appalachians in ‘good shape for great fall color’

    September 23, 2019

    Forest ecologist Don Hagan, who has been making fall foliage predictions for Clemson University for seven years, said all signs point to the potential for a brilliant fall color season in the southern Appalachians ahead … despite some mixed signals the trees have been receiving from the Carolina climate.

  • Photo of a pine forest

    Clemson program prepares women to manage the family forest land

    September 16, 2019

    Clemson University Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a new statewide educational program designed to prepare family forest matriarchs for the reality that they could someday be left to make management decisions about their forestland.

  • PalmettoLEAF logo

    Palmetto LEAF program aims to create leadership pipeline for S.C. agribusiness industry

    September 3, 2019

    CLEMSON — Every impactful industry has influential leaders. Tech or retail, manufacturing or finance, service or hospitality, all require nimble, networked, principled visionaries. These individuals are people at the top of their games, who are passionate about shaping the future of their industries. Now, Clemson University has created a program to help identify and cultivate […]

  • CAFLS seeks applicants for the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Initiative

    August 30, 2019

    The College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) is currently accepting applications for funding for the 2019-2020 CAFLS Undergraduate Research Initiative.  Applications are open to individual undergraduate students working under the mentorship of a CAFLS faculty member, and those chosen will receive $500 for their mentors to use for research expenses. Jean Bertrand, associate […]

  • Summer undergraduate research to be on display at Clemson University

    August 15, 2019

    More than 65 Clemson University students will present at the third annual Summer Creative Inquiry and Undergraduate Research Showcase at the Watt Family Innovation Center Tuesday, Aug. 20.

  • 4-H and FFA teams pose together with South Carolina state flag at WHEP competition.

    South Carolina youth put wildlife habitat knowledge to test at national competition

    August 14, 2019

    As one of two states in the nation with both a 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) team in the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest (WHEP) and with both teams posting stellar scores, South Carolina’s young people made their mark on the national stage after an extended absence. For the first time in more than 20 years, South Carolina had two teams compete in the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest at the Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City July 14-17.

  • Invasive feral hogs are trapped on a rural property.

    Clemson brings ‘vampire elephants,’ ‘ecological zombies’ into human-wildlife conflict debate

    August 12, 2019

    New research by Clemson University scientists Shari Rodriguez and Christie Sampson in the open-access journal “PLOS Biology,” examines the effects non-carnivorous species such as feral hogs and elephants can have on humans and livestock and the potential consequences of excluding these animals from research focused on mitigating wildlife impacts on livestock.

  • A watermelon sits in a field.

    Clemson study finds wildflowers create pollinator harmony for watermelons

    August 7, 2019

    A Clemson University graduate student has found adding a little color to watermelon fields can attract pollinators which can help improve quality and increase yields of one of South Carolina’s most important vegetable crops.

  • Black-capped petrel flies above the ocean.

    Clemson researchers take pioneering trek to track endangered ‘little devil’

    July 31, 2019

    Clemson University researchers Patrick Jodice and Yvan Satgé went on a trailblazing expedition among an international team of seabird experts to capture black-capped petrels at sea for the first time and outfit the endangered birds with satellite transmitters.

  • Clemson doctoral student holds pine snake.

    Clemson researchers leading multistate effort to unlock mysteries of elusive snake species

    July 24, 2019

    After nine years of what he called “two geeky nerds spending a lot of time and money looking for a snake,” Bryan Hudson watched the reptile named Russell slither off into the northeast Georgia landscape barely a week after it was captured.

    Hudson admitted he was unlikely to lay eyes on the five-foot-long snake again for a full year. But for the Clemson University doctoral student, his collaborators and a slew of stakeholders on hand for the July 12 release, that’s when the real research on Russell began.

  • Marzieh Motallebi addresses the audience at the recent Carbon Market for South Carolina workshop.

    Clemson workshop explores carbon market’s potential profits for S.C. landowners

    June 3, 2019

    Private owners hold 88 percent of South Carolina’s forestlands — or about 11.3 million acres — and a recent Clemson Extension workshop offered state landowners an opportunity to learn more about the carbon market and how they can create a new revenue stream and help combat climate change through participation.

  • Clemson’s Patrick McMillan wins national and state awards for excellence

    May 28, 2019

    Patrick McMillan, Hilliard Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University and host of “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan,” has received a national and a state award for his contributions to the environmental sciences.

  • Caleb Todd poses in front of Sikes Hall.

    Clemson sophomore from Summerville garners major NOAA scholarship

    May 28, 2019

    Clemson University sophomore Caleb Todd, a Presidential Scholar in the Calhoun Honors College, was recently named a 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Scholar, a major award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that includes a full-time summer internship at an NOAA facility.

  • Drew Lanham with binoculars for birding.

    Clemson professor’s article chosen for prestigious ‘Best American Essays’ anthology

    May 21, 2019

    Clemson University Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology Drew Lanham’s essay, “Gone Forever,” has been chosen for the prestigious “The Best American Essays 2019,” an annual anthology of magazine articles published in the United States that was started in 1986.

  • Clemson Cooperative Extension experts are holding a workshop on May 23 to show South Carolina forest landowners how participating in the carbon market can provide a new revenue stream for landowners while helping attack climate change.

    Clemson announces carbon market workshop in Upstate for forest landowners

    April 29, 2019

    Clemson Cooperative Extension experts are holding a workshop in the Upstate to show South Carolina forest landowners how they can create a new revenue stream and help combat climate change by participating in the carbon market.