Clemson is situated in the Piedmont of the Appalachian Mountains and has a wealth of aquatic and terrestrial environments nearby. Clemson Ecology faculty and students conduct research here and elsewhere.
The Clemson Experimental Forest encompasses 17,500 acres of forest surrounding the University. It offers excellent opportunities for ecological research.
Clemson Ecology faculty and students are also housed and conduct research at Clemson's various Research and Education Centers (Edisto, Peedee, Sandhill) in South Carolina as well as on the island nation of Dominica. These RECs include on-site housing and technical assistance. The Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science provides access to marine and estuarine systems. Archbold Teaching and Research Center (ATREC) is used for research and teaching on tropical systems on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
Clemson has the Institute of Applied Ecology. Major programs of the Institute of Applied Ecology include the Center for Watershed Excellence and the Intelligent River® Research Enterprise.
Clemson's Institute for Parks deals with ecological issues affecting parks.
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