Entomology Facilities

Clemson entomology students and faculty have access to a wide variety of on- and off-campus research facilities. Research and Education Centers (RECs) provide field sites throughout the state, while state of the art technical facilities provide the infrastructure necessary to carry out groundbreaking research.



The Clemson University Arthropod Collection, located on the 3rd floor of Long Hall, contains more than one million specimens, with extremely rich collections of caddisflies, black flies, and beetles. Visit the Clemson University Arthropod Collection website for more information.

Light imaging facility

The Clemson Light Imaging Facility, located in the new Life Sciences Facility, offers a wide variety of imaging equipment and services based around several high-end light microscopes. More info: The Clemson Light Imaging Facility


Electron Microscopy Laboratory

The Clemson University Electron Microscopy Laboratory is located a few miles south of the main campus, in Clemson Research Park. The facility offers SEM and TEM microscopy with a wide variety of detection technologies, and provides full-service imaging as well as training to independent users. More info: Clemson University Electron Microscopy Laboratory

Baruch Institute

The Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, located about halfway between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, provides laboratory and conference facilities for research on Coastal Ecosystems, and facilitates research on over 80,000 acres of coastal forest through public and private partnerships. More info: Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science

Coastal REC

The Coastal Research and Education Center, located near Charleston, includes 325 acres of research plots, and houses several researchers focused on sustainable agricultural production. More info: Coastal Research and Education Center

Edisto REC

Edisto Research and Education Center, in south-central SC near Blackville, supports agricultural research with 2350 acres of field facilities, greenhouses, laboratory facilities, and an insectary. More info: Edisto Research and Education Center

Pee-Dee REC

The Pee-Dee Research and Education Center, located in northeastern SC, near Florence, provides over 2300 acres, including field, forests, and swamp, for research. Resident faculty conduct research on a variety of agricultural products, as well as protection of turfgrass and ornamental plants. More info: Pee-Dee Research and Education Center

Sandhill REC

Sandhill Research and Education Center, located in Columbia, SC, is home to the Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development. The Center provides open space and meeting facilities, with research faculty focused on enhancing economic opportunities in the region. More info: Sandhill Research and Education Center

Archbold REC

Archbold Research and Education Center is located on the island of Dominica in the West Indies. It protects about 200 acres of rainforest and agricultural land, with housing, lodging, and laboratory facilities available to researchers and visiting classes. More info: Archbold Research and Education Center

Clemson Experimental Forest

The Clemson Experimental Forest covers 17,500 acres of mainly secondary forest, surrounding the Clemson campus and much of adjacent Lake Hartwell. It is managed for multiple uses, including research, recreation, and conservation. More info: Clemson Experimental Forest

Cherry Farm

The Cherry Farm facility offers laboratories, greenhouses, apiculture facilities, a 30 acre research plot, and an insectary, all located just two miles south of the main Clemson campus.