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Clemson University
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Robert Baldwin

Professor and Endowed Chair, Conservation Ecology
The Margaret H. Lloyd Endowment at Clemson University - SmartState
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: 119 Lehotsky
Phone: 864-656-1776

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Educational Background

Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental Sciences
University of Maine

M.S. Organismal Biology
George Mason University

A.B. Biology
Colby College

Courses Taught

GIS for Natural Resources FOR/ENR 4340/6340
Landscape Ecology and Conservation WFB 8610
Ecology Reading Group (BIOL 8070)
Previous: Conservation Biology, Wildlife Conservation Policy


I am a landscape ecologist and conservation biologist and am active in conservation education. My group conducts research at the landscape scale to understand multiscale influences on the distribution of wildlife species, conservation planning to prioritize locations for conservation action, and the role that advanced monitoring technology can play in conserving endangered species while protecting local communities. We have conducted research throughout ecoregions of Eastern North America and in the Central Indian Highlands, and in South Carolina focusing on the Congaree Basin and Blue Ridge Escarpment. Recently we have engaged to understand ecological co-benefits of Climate Smart Forestry in Southern Pinelands. I have been a faculty member at Clemson University since 2006 after having moved here from New England.

Research Interests

- Landscape Ecology
- Conservation Biology
- Conservation Education

Extension and Outreach

The Hardscramble Preserve is a 752 Acre Property in Camden, SC where we are developing environmental education and forest research programs. Serving the local community with programs for school-aged children, we are also integrating graduate level research by Clemson University students focusing on restoration of the wiregrass gap longleaf pine community, and local bird and amphibian distributions.


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