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Greg Yarrow

Interim Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS)
Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: 101 Barre Hall
Phone: 864-656-7551

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Educational Background

D.F. Doctor of Forest Wildlife Ecology
Stephen F. Austin State University 1987

M.S. Wildlife Ecology
Mississippi State University 1979

B.S. Biology
University of Southern Mississippi 1977

Courses Taught

Wildlife Management (undergraduate and graduate)
Wildlife Damage Management (undergraduate and graduate)
Forest Wildlife Management (undergraduate and graduate)
Wildlife Conservation Policy (undergraduate and graduate)
Applied Wildlife Habitat Management (online M.S. program in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology)
Natural Resources Seminar (undergraduate)
Creative Inquiry (focus on undergraduate wildlife research)


Dr. Yarrow is a Professor of Wildlife Ecology and former Chair of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation from 2012 until 2019 which includes degree programs in Environmental and Natural Resources (B.S.), Forest Resource Management (B.S.), Forest Resources (M.F.R., M. S., Ph.D.), and Wildlife and Fisheries Biology (B.S., M.S., M.W.F.R, Ph.D.). He is a member of The Wildlife Society, member and past president of The South Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, and the Society of American Foresters. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society and author of the book Managing Wildlife (SweetWater Press). He serves as faculty advisor to the Clemson University Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society. In 2020 Dr. Yarrow received the Thomas Green Clemson Award for his efforts and impacts on students and contributions to Clemson University.

Research Interests

Research focus is wildlife conservation in managed systems and wildlife damage management. Example projects have included:

Evaluation of USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs for Wildlife
Status, Distribution and Impacts of Double-Crested Cormorants in South Carolina
Effects of Roundup (Glyphosate) Herbicide on Amphibians
Ecology of Freshwater Turtles in South Carolina
Effects on Land Management on Bobwhite Quail and Ground-Nesting Birds
Mourning Dove Population Reconstruction Model for South Carolina
Status and Distribution of Mink in Coastal South Carolina
The Effects of Feral Hogs on Congaree Swamp National Park
A Predictive model for Reducing Human-Elephant Conflicts in India
Evaluation of Field Applications of GonaCon and DiazaCon in Reducing Gray Squirrel Fecundity
Wildlife Conservation on Landfills
Status and Impacts of Coyotes on Barrier Islands in Coastal South Carolina
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Practices in Managed Systems (forest and agriculture).

Extension and Outreach

Past outreach activities have included development and delivery of educational programs in wildlife conservation in managed systems (forestry and agricultural production), mitigation of human-wildlife conflicts through wildlife damage management techniques, and maintenance and enhancement of biodiversity in managed landscapes. Applied research that addresses current and future wildlife conservation needs of Extension clientele has also been a part of Extension efforts. Extension clientele have included private landowners, natural resource professionals, government officials, public policy makers, and the general public.


Sheehan, K.L.; D. W. Tonkyn; G.K.Yarrow; R. J. Johnson. (in press). Parasite Assemblages of Double-crested Cormorants as Indicators of Geographically Similar Subspecies. Ecological Indicators.

Sheehan, K.L.; S. Esswein; B. Dorr; G.K. Yarrow; R. L. Johnson. (in press). Nesting Habitat Suitability of Two Double-crested Cormorant Subspecies (Phalacrocorax auritus and P.A. floridanus). Ecography.

Etheredge, C.R.; G.K. Yarrow; P. Gerard; J.Dozier.(in review) Raccoon Anti-Predator Response to an Artificial Increase in Coyote Activity. Journal of Wildlife Management

Etheredge, C.R.; S.E. Wiggers; O.E.Souther; L.L, Lagman; G. Yarrow; J.Dozier. 2015. Local -Scale Difference of Coyote Food Habits on Two South Carolina Islands. Southeastern Naturalist 14(2):281-292

Pile, L. S.; G.G. Wang; R. Polomski; G.Yarrow; C.M. Stuyck. 2015. Potential for Nonnative Endozoochorus Seed Dispersal by White-tailed Deer in a Southeastern Maritime Forest. Invasive Plant Science and Management 8(1):32-43.

Kendell, B.J.; D.C. Guynn; T.J. Straka;G.K. Yarrow. 2013. Capture Hunter and Landowner Needs and Expectations and the Economic Impact of Hunting on Rural South Carolina Counties (USA) Wildl. Biol. Pract., 2013 December 9(2): 76-90 doi:10.2461/wbp.2013.9.9

Moore, L. J; Fuentes, L; J. Rodgers; W. W. Bowerman; G. K. Yarrow; W. Y. Chao; W. C. Bridges. 2011. Relative Toxicity of the Components of the Original Formulation of Roundup® to Five North American Anurans. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. pp 1-6.

Pai, M.; R. Bruner; D. H. Schlafer, G. Yarrow; C. A. Yoder; L. A. Miller. 2011. Immunocontraception in Eastern Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis): Morphological Changes in Reproductive Organs. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Vol. 42, Issue 4.

Fuentes, L; L. J. Moore; J. Rodgers; W. W. Bowerman; G. K. Yarrow; W. Y. Chao. 2011. Comparative Toxicity of the Two Glyphosate Formulations (Original Formulation of Roundup® and Roundup WeatherMAX®) to Six North American Larval Anurans. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Vol. 30, No. 12, pp. 2756-2761.

Book Chapter- Managing Forests for Recreational Opportunities. 2010. - Managing Forests on Private Lands in Alabama and the Southeast. SweetWater Press

Yarrow, G.K.; Knipp, L. A.; A. J. Savereno. 2009. Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Bill Conservation Practices for Wildlife. in U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service. 2009. Burger Jr., L.W. and K.O. Evans, Mississippi (eds). Managing working lands for northern bobwhite: the USDA NRCS Bobwhite Restoration Project. Washington, DC.

Gering, L.; T.J. Straka; G.K. Yarrow. 2008. Creating a Destination for Tourism, Recreation, and Education on an Active Solid Waste Landfill Site. Natural Areas Journal. 28:410-413.

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