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  • Experimental Forest research

    Faculty, students research use, management of 17,000-acre Clemson Experimental Forest

    March 25, 2019

    Researchers will spend the next few years on and off the trails of the Clemson University Experimental Forest to better understand its value to the numerous audiences that use it. Faculty and students from the parks, recreation and tourism management department expect to emerge with findings that will help illustrate how the forest is used and aid in its future management.

  • A coyote fitted with ear tags in Upstate South Carolina to help researchers understand the impact of the species on the state's deer population.

    Clemson researchers work to understand impact of coyotes on state’s deer population

    March 25, 2019

    In collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Forest Service, a Clemson University assistant professor is leading a research team to better understand how coyotes are affecting deer in the state’s Piedmont region and inform management practices to conserve its deer population for future generations of hunters.

  • Forest Fest 2018 will be held at the Clemson Experimental Forest on Saturday, April 7.

    Clemson Experimental Forest presents Forest Fest 2019 on March 30

    March 20, 2019

    CENTRAL — The Clemson Experimental Forest will hold its annual Forest Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the Lake Issaqueena area. This is the fourth year for the event. There will be activities for adults and children, including guided hikes, nature walks, scavenger hunts, wildlife encounters, waterfall views, canoeing and kayaking, […]

  • David Jachowski conducts field research with student Annie Carew.

    Clemson natural resource scientists honored for research efforts

    March 20, 2019

    A pair of scientists working to foster wildlife and natural resources conservation in South Carolina and beyond have garnered recognition as this year’s top researchers in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. David Jachowski and John Rodgers, faculty members in the forestry and environmental conservation department, were recently named CAFLS Researchers of the Year.

  • Laura Gigliotti sits in a safari truck in South Africa.

    Doctoral student researching cheetahs in South Africa

    February 20, 2019

    CLEMSON — Laura Gigliotti, wildlife and fisheries biology doctoral student at Clemson University, travels to South Africa to further her research on how to advance the recovery of cheetahs. Before beginning her career at Clemson in 2016, Gigliotti studied snowshoe hares while earning her master’s in wildlife and fisheries science at Pennsylvania State University, which […]

  • Paula Agudelo

    Clemson college of agriculture names dean of research, Experiment Station director

    February 19, 2019

    Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences has named Paula Agudelo associate dean of research and Experiment Station director. Agudelo, a nematologist and professor of plant pathology in Clemson’s plant and environmental sciences department, was named to the position after a national search.

  • Grants to nurture Clemson technology development

    January 31, 2019

    The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven researchers will receive Technology Maturation Fund grants to support the last critical step in technology development. The projects supported by this fund include prototype and minimal viable product development, bench-to-scale-up activities to generate material samples for application testing, beta field testing and pre-clinical studies.

  • Clemson Extension logo

    Clemson Extension webinars connect landowners with Southeast forestry experts

    January 28, 2019

    Clemson Extension is partnering on a program to equip South Carolina landowners with the knowledge to manage their woodlands by connecting them with forestry experts from across the Southeast via locally based webinar sessions.

  • A coiled up rattlesnake

    Mojave rattlesnakes’ life-threatening venom is more widespread than expected

    January 14, 2019

    It was thought that Mojave rattlesnakes with hemorrhagic venom only lived in Arizona, but new research from Clemson University scientists documents hemorrhagic and neurotoxic venom types throughout the U.S. and Mexico, and even hybrid venom in which one snake exhibits both types.

  • 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.

  • J. Drew Lanham with binoculars in the woods.

    Clemson professor J. Drew Lanham to be honored by National Audubon Society

    December 18, 2018

    Clemson University Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology J. Drew Lanham will be honored by the National Audubon Society with one of its top conservation awards at its annual gala in New York City on Feb. 7, 2019.

  • Clemson scientist working to protect future of rare and popular sportfish

    December 18, 2018

    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 working on his research.

    Clemson doctoral student receives prestigious grant

    November 15, 2018

    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 […]

  • Jillian Newman watches her research in action: the green salamander in its natural habitat.

    Recent Clemson alum’s chapter accepted for publication

    October 25, 2018

    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 holding a flannelmouth sucker fish.

    Clemson student’s summer of fishing in Colorado

    October 23, 2018

    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 […]