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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

  • Basilica Orbweavers A few days ago, I noticed three suspended spider cocoons on the star magnolia (Magnolia stellata) in my front yard.  Each cocoon looked like a fuzzy string of woven beads ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2017, 6:50 AM by Alan Johnson
  • Cicada Killer Yesterday as I was walking across campus, I saw a large wasp carrying a cicada up a tree.  In the picture I snapped, the wasp's wings are blurred because ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2017, 9:05 AM by Alan Johnson
  • 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
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