Welcome to Ecology at Clemson!

Ecology teaching, research, and outreach are found in a number of departments and programs at Clemson University.  Clemson ecologists have a range of research interests from the theoretical to the applied, from the forests to the oceans, and from the individual to the ecosystem. We offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in conservation biology, restoration ecology, plant ecology, behavioral ecology, wildlife ecology, microbial ecology, fire ecology, community ecology, population dynamics, and landscape ecology.

Learn more about Clemson Ecology faculty, courses, and resources via the links below.

Clemson Ecology: Faculty Clemson Ecology: publications Clemson Ecology: student information Clemson Ecology: related resources

News and Upcoming Events

Look at upcoming ecology-related seminars in Biological Sciences, Natural Resources, and Entomology/Plant and Environmental Sciences seminar series.

  • On Thursday, March 27th at 4 pm, Dr. Andy Read, the Stephen Toth Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University will give a seminar titled, "Foraging Ecology of Short-Finned Pilot Whales off Cape Hatteras" in G-22 Lehotsky.

Look at ecology courses being offered in Fall 2014 for undergraduate and graduate students.

Note these special courses for Summer 2014:

  • Dr. Trishna Dutta will be offering an online Genetics in Ecology and Conservation course for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students this summer.  More information will be coming out soon.  For information now, contact Dr. Dutta at tdutta@clemson.edu.
  • Dr. Richard Bruner (DVM, DACVP) will be offering a senior and graduate level course on Wildlife Diseases this summer. Dr. Bruner is a veterinarian and research pathologist and currently is Director of Research Pathology Associates.  He also has strong ties to UGA’s Wildlife Disease Study Group and is currently an adjunct in SAFES. For more information, contact Dr. Bruner at hbruner@researchpathology.com.
  • Field Ecology of the Southern Coastal Plain is being offered this summer to give natural resource students a strong background in applied field ecology techniques.  The course is May 14 through June 18, 2014 and is a 5-hour course.  Field work will be conducted at the Clemson Experimental Forest, Congaree NP, Woods Bay SP, Sandhills NWR, Baruch Institute for Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Yawkey Wildlife Center, Santee Coastal Reserve, ACE Basin, MacKenzie Field Station, Nemours Wildlife Foundation, Webb Wildlife Center, and Savannah NWR. Contact Dr. Kyle Barrett (rbarre2@clemson.edu ) if you have any questions.
  • Dr. Autumn-Lynn Harrison will be offering a study abroad course in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania this summer 2014, titled "Advanced special topic in international protected area management." Course numbers: PRTM 3910/WFB 4930/WFB 4931. Exact dates TBD.  This field course for upper-class undergraduates and tuition-paying graduate students will provide an intensive learning experience in the iconic Serengeti National Park, including an exploration of the techniques used to manage its many visitors, spectacular wildlife, and vast grassland landscape.  For more information, contact Dr. Harrison at autumnl@clemson.edu

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