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Stories tagged with "Wildlife And Fisheries Biology"

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • A conversation with Keith Belli, dean of Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

    February 4, 2019

    Keith Belli was named dean of Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Sept. 1, 2018.

    Belli became dean of CAFLS shortly after the college was reorganized to include Cooperative Extension and the university’s six Research and Education Centers, collectively known as the Clemson Experiment Station. The goal of the reorganization is to put CAFLS on the same organizational footing as other top agricultural colleges and allow it to act even more efficiently and effectively in preparing students to become leaders in their chosen careers and in continuing to perform research and Extension that helps South Carolina citizens lead healthy and prosperous lives. The reorganization also gives CAFLS an integrated statewide footprint.

    The following is an interview with Belli about opportunities and challenges the reorganization presents, his goals for CAFLS and his favorite movie.

  • 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 […]

  • Pine trees adorn the Hardscramble property.

    Clemson students help fulfill philanthropist Margaret Lloyd’s vision of environmental education

    June 27, 2018

    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.

  • South Carolina has more than 1,600 lakes larger than 10 acres.

    Clemson University’s new FACE to help sustain natural resources

    May 15, 2018

    With an economic impact of $33.4 billion, natural resources are major contributors to South Carolina economy and quality of life. To train people to help sustain these resources, Clemson University is establishing a Fisheries and Aquatic Center of Excellence.

  • Clemson Extension is resurrecting the Master Wildlifer Course.

    Clemson resurrects Master Wildlifer course

    January 9, 2018

    GREENVILLE – Back by popular demand, the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service Master Wildlifer course is coming to The University Center  Jan. 16. Cory Heaton, Extension wildlife specialist, said the course is designed to give South Carolina landowners the knowledge and necessary tools needed to enhance habitat for a variety of wildlife species. The course involves seven […]

  • Clemson senior bound for Peace Corps, Zambia upon graduation

    December 14, 2017

    Seeing the world was something Julia Riley knew she wanted to do at an early age; saving it took a bit longer to enter the equation.

  • Tyler Geer,a Clemson wildlife and fisheries biology graduate student, leads a study designed to determine what is creating taste and odor issues with water coming out of the Six and Twenty Cove of Lake Hartwell.

    Clemson student helps fight Hartwell Lake water taste and odor issues

    June 20, 2017

    A Clemson University graduate student helped determine what was causing taste and odor problems with drinking water drawn from Hartwell Lake and is working to address them.