Dr. John Morse

Professor Emeritus of Entomology

Agricultural and Environmental Science Department
Director Emeritus of the Clemson University Arthropod Collection

Educational Background:
Ph.D. Entomology - University of Georgia 1974
M.S. Entomology - Clemson University 1970
B.S. Biology - Davidson College 1968

Courses Taught:
Aquatic Insects (1975-present)
Taxonomy of Immature Insects (1982-present) 
Applied Systematics (1976-2014) 
Creative Inquiry--Insects of the Clemson Experimental Forest (2001-present) 
Biocomplexity (2002-present)

Besides courses in insect systematics, insect larvae, and a variety of other topics, I have taught courses related to aquatic insects at Clemson, at Highlands Biological Station in North Carolina, in several other states, and in 9 countries so far in East Asia for more than 42 years. My research specialty is the identification, biology, and historical development of caddisflies, which I have studied in many streams of the world since 1967. My students and I 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.

Research Interests:
World Trichoptera systematics and historical biogeography; Aquatic insect faunistics and biology; Use of insects for water quality biomonitoring; Insect species diversity and endangered species. Please follow link to see a list of my recent publications. Also feel free to check out my faculty bio page.

Contact Info:
Office: 310 Long Hall
Phone: 864-656-5049
Fax: 864-656-3443
Email: jmorse@clemson.edu