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Alan R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Ecological Modeling and Risk Assessment
Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina 29634  USA

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This is my home page, reflecting my work at Clemson University and other professional activities.  It contains information for undergraduate and graduate students, descriptions of my research, and miscellaneous thoughts as posted to my blog.

Recent Blog Posts

  • MLK Day - Thoughts on Community In the science of ecology, the term community has a rather specific connotation.   A textbook on my bookshelf defines community as “an association of interacting species living in a particular ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2017, 10:37 AM by Alan Johnson
  • Trumping Obama's Environmental Legacy What is President Obama's environmental legacy, and how will it fare under the Trump administration?  Time will tell, but I offer a few comments and predictions here:Clean Power ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2017, 10:24 AM by Alan Johnson
  • No Christmas Tree for Teddy Roosevelt Yesterday I heard an interesting presentation by James Lewis about "The War on Christmas: How Teddy Roosevelt, Christmas Trees, and Forests in China Are Connected."  James Lewis is a historian ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2016, 6:32 AM by Alan Johnson
  • The Interlinked Fates of 3 Critically Endangered Species The Chinese bahaba (Bahaba taipingensis) is a large fish in the croaker family (Sciaenidae) found in the coastal and estuarine waters of China from the Yangtze River to Hong Kong ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2016, 10:39 AM by Alan Johnson
  • Probability of Ruination About a month ago, I noted that singer-songwriter Gillian Welch refers to April 14th as "Ruination Day" because of 3 calamitous events that occurred on this date (a Dust ...
    Posted May 18, 2016, 6:29 AM by Alan Johnson
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