John C. Morse

Professor Emeritus of Entomology

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Office: 1-864-656-5049

School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

310 Long Hall

PhD, Entomology, Univ. of Georgia, 1974
MS, Entomology, Clemson Univ., 1970
BS, Biology, Davidson College, 1968

Research interest:
World Trichoptera systematics and historical biogeography; Aquatic insect faunistics and biology; Use of insects for water quality biomonitoring; Insect species diversity and endangered species

Aquatic Insects (BIOSC/ENT 469/669); Taxonomy of Immature Insects (ENT 808); Applied Systematics (ENT 853)


Dr. John C. Morse is a Professor Emeritus of Entomology at Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina) and Director Emeritus of the Clemson University Arthropod Collection. Besides courses in insect systematics, insect larvae, and a variety of other topics, he has taught courses related to aquatic insects at Clemson, at Highlands Biological Station in North Carolina, and in several countries in East Asia for more than 35 years. His research specialty is the identification, biology, and historical development of caddisflies, which he has studied in many streams of the world since 1967. Dr. Morse and his students also investigate the identification, biology, and distribution of other aquatic insects, of stream ecology and conservation, and of the use of insect communities to monitor water pollution.

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