Due to hybridization with invasive species and habitat degradation, the rare and popular sportfish Bartram’s Bass — a unique species that occurs only in western South Carolina and eastern Georgia — face an uncertain future. Clemson University assistant professor Brandon Peoples is working to change that.
Tristan Allerton, a forest resources doctoral student at Clemson University, was recently awarded one of 23 Clemson University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grants for 2018-2019. More than $150,000 has been awarded to doctoral students producing high-quality scholarship on diverse topics. Allerton’s grant will go towards his research that aims to better understand how human and natural […]
Jill Newman graduated from Clemson University in December 2017 with a master’s in wildlife and fisheries biology. Since then, she has had a chapter of her thesis accepted for publication in the “Journal of Herpetology.” The journal is an international peer-reviewed, quarterly publication of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and was […]
Ashley Padgett, senior wildlife and fisheries biology major at Clemson University, interned as a fisheries technician for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife service this past summer. Since childhood, Padgett has loved the outdoors, especially fishing, which influenced her dream to study wildlife and fisheries biology in hopes of making an impact in conservation efforts. “I […]
Mitchell (Micky) and Amy Scott know full well the vital role the forestry industry plays in South Carolina’s economic vitality and environmental health. The Scotts, with Micky’s brothers Bill and Hank, are fourth-generation owners of wholesale lumber and pole manufacturer Collum’s Lumber Products in Allendale. Now, Micky and Amy Scott have gifted more than $1 million to Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.
YEMASSE – Waterfowl are important to the South Carolina ecological system and knowing how to properly manage their wetlands habitats can help ensure balance in the state’s ecosystem. Clemson University’s James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Center is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Nemours Wildlife Foundation and Ducks Unlimited to bring […]
As some sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened for the first time after being cleared from Hurricane Florence, there was little to suggest the storm would put a damper on a vibrant fall color season in the southern Appalachians. While above average rainfall over the summer months and warm temperatures continuing well into September could delay the display slightly, Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan reported few signs Florence should hinder an abundance of autumn hues.
Scientists in Clemson University's College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and the university’s Public Service and Agriculture division were awarded more than $17 million in research grants during the 2018 fiscal year from an array of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several South Carolina commodity boards.
This spring, Clemson University scientist Shari Rodriguez and graduate student Diane Dotson traveled to Kanha Tiger Reserve in northern India to study the impacts of human-predator conflicts on the wellbeing of Indian people living in and around the park.
Frequent prescribed fires in southeastern forests can help prevent raging wildfires like those that have engulfed much of Northern California, a Clemson University researcher says. The Mendocino Complex fire, the largest wildfire Northern California has ever seen, is being fueled by dead leaves, tree branches and other debris that have accumulated on forest floors.
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 […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina — It’s dusk, the second week of March, 2018. The rumble of traffic from Highway 76 crawls through a thin line of trees and into the Hyatt family’s spacious backyard in suburban Clemson, South Carolina. A persistent, chilly breeze blows as the Hyatts and a few friends prepare to watch a cadre […]
The pines and the climate are talking to each other on Hobcaw Barony, and Clemson University scientist Thomas O’Halloran is using a 120-foot tower to eavesdrop on their "conversations." Eddy covariance, or eddy flux, is an atmospheric measuring technique and statistical method used to determine exchange rates of trace gases over natural ecosystems — in this case, the longleaf pine forest at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Sciences.
Margaret Lloyd had a vision to turn 853 acres of Kershaw County into an educational mecca. Although Lloyd died before her dream was realized, a group of Clemson University students is helping to make her wishes come true.
Thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Clemson undergraduates in the Fire Tigers program work alongside the U.S. Forest Service to safely and effectively manage local forests with prescribed burns.