Clemson University, a land-grant university of South Carolina, is located in the southern Appalachian Mountains in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina, one of the most biologically diverse areas in North America for ecology and conservation biology studies and restoration of natural ecosystems. Clemson is located near forests, lakes and mountains and the Atlantic Ocean is only a few hours away. In addition to the 1,400-acre campus, Clemson University's real estate holdings include over 32,000 acres of forestry and agricultural lands throughout the state, most of which support comprehensive research programs.
Entomology, Soils, & Plant Sciences On-campus Facilities
- Long Hall - houses Entomology and Plant Pathology faculty offices, space for graduate students, conference rooms, lecture rooms, and teaching laboratories. Long Hall also houses the Clemson University Arthropod Collection and Museum, the Multi-Use Analytical Lab and a weather station.
- Poole Agricultural Center, also called Plant & Animal Sciences Building (P&AS), houses the Agronomy and Soils faculty offices, space for graduate students, conference rooms, lecture rooms, and teaching laboratories.
- Cherry Farm Insectaries includes an Apiculture Research lab, a Biodiversity of Medically Important Arthropods lab, a Hemlock Wooly Adelgid lab and an Urban Entomology lab, located two miles south of campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell. The Cherry Farm complex includes two laboratory/office buildings that house faculty and graduate students, laboratories, rearing rooms, a butterfly house, an apiculture workshop, a well-equipped woodworking shop, an equipment shed, greenhouses, and an equipment storage building. Adjacent to the building complex is a 30-acre field-research area and an apiary.
- Calhoun Field Lab and Student Organic Farm is an on-campus field site for long-term research in sustainable farming practices. dedicated to the creation of an experiential learning environment to develop and demonstrate farming systems and strategies that are ecologically, economically and socially sustainable, and that will strengthen local food systems. The 15-acre site includes a 5-acre organically-certified vegetable, herb, and cut-flower farm, which supplies produce for both the Campus Farmer's Market and the CFL-Campus Supported Agriculture program. Research and demonstration areas devoted to cover crops, trap crops and organic pest control.
- Clemson University Arthropod Collection and Museum - supports teaching, research, and extension activities of the University. Its educational displays are used to enhance University
courses and are viewed by up to 10,000 persons from outside the University each year, either as visitors to the Collection or as participants in demonstrations at off-campus venues. Voucher and study specimens document the species used in University research. The CUAC's identified specimens serve as reference material for identification of the nearly 1,000 samples submitted each year by people from throughout South Carolina.
- Multi-user Analytical Laboratory - maintains equipment for quantification of pesticide residues, secondary metabolites and hormones as they relate to plant physiology research
Shared Facilities - Off Campus
Cooperative Extension Research & Education Centers (REC) - Coastal, Edisto, Pee Dee and Sandhills. These regional Research and Education Centers offer instruction and practical experience in crop, turf, fruit and vegetable physiology, pathology, entomology, and production, while enhancing environmental quality.
- Coastal REC, located in Charleston, is a regional leader and nationally recognized center of excellence for vegetable research. The Coastal REC coordinates its programs with those of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Vegetable Laboratory.
- Pee Dee REC, near Florence in the northern coastal plain, focuses on pest management of cotton, tobacco, and turfgrass, agroecology, and wildlife ecology;
- Edisto REC, located in the southern coastal plain near Blackville, is currently focusing on integrated management of cotton, soybean, peanut, and small grain pests;
- Sandhill REC (Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development) is located near Columbia in the center of the state. Here you will find a 2,500-square-foot house foundation and outdoor classroom, the Termite Technician Training Center, jointly operated by Extension Entomology and the Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Archbold Tropical Research and Education Center, located in Dominica is ideally suited for studying tropical terrestrial and agricultural ecosystems and their interaction. Archbold Tropical Research and Education Center, located in Dominica, is ideally suited
for studying tropical terrestrial and agricultural ecosystems and their interaction.many undisturbed natural systems and small-scale agricultural systems make Dominica
Shared Facilities On-campus
- The Greenhouse Complex
provides varied levels of controlled environment for conducting
experiments. The Headhouse, a 16,000 gross square foot facility,
accommodates two laboratories (one a Biosafety Level 3 lab), seven
walk-in growth rooms, four growth chambers, four controlled environment
rooms and a 1,000 square foot demonstration area. Greenhouses have
40,000 gross square feet under glass and 32 research sections each with
individual environmental control. Two greenhouse sections have been
designated for teaching.
- Biosystems Research Complex (BRC) is a programmatically focused research facility for Clemson University. The facility was planned by faculty of Horticulture, Crop Science, Plant Pathology and Physiology and envisioned as a multi-disciplinary research facility focused on agriculture, environment and human health. The $27 million construction was funded by State appropriations to Public Service Activities and completed in January 2002.
- The Clemson University Genomics Institute (CUGI) is a research and training facility focusing on structural and functional genomics of agricultural and horticultural crops and their pests.
- Scanning Electron Microscopy Facility, located in Jordan Hall, provides access to transmission and scanning
electron microscopes. A confocal microscope is also located in Jordan Hall.
- Musser Farm is a 240-acre fruit tree research farm located along the shore of Lake Hartwell. The main building, totaling nearly 6,000 sq. ft., includes 2,500 sq. ft. of "wet chemistry" laboratory space, offices, a greenhouse, lathe house, walk-in cold rooms, post harvest storage rooms, and two growth chambers. Major research emphasizes Rosaceae
species, germplasm development and fruit production.
- Plant Germplasm Laboratory for breeding/genetics and weed ecology research is located in close proximity to CU campus.
- The South Carolina Botanical Garden (teaching and research facility) provides experience and resources for landscape design and implementation, ornamental germplasm evaluation, organic production and heirloom plant conservation.
- Clemson University Library
with more than1.6 million volumes, documents and reports, provide
access to scholarly article databases, journals, and advanced books in
the plant and environmental sciences, and to other databases associated
with biological sciences. Library associates provide specialized
research instruction and consultation programs for graduate students.
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