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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

  • What's in a name? The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES) is no more.  It has split into 2 departments, and yesterday the Board of Trustees approved the new names.  One is ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2015, 8:46 AM by Alan Johnson
  • Imperial Moth Yesterday, I saw a rather impressive moth on the ground just outside my office on the Clemson campus.  I snapped a few photos with my phone, and later identified it ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2014, 2:57 PM by Alan Johnson
  • Is It Random? I've been reading some works about the foundations of probability theory recently.  One book I'm in the middle of is the classic "Probability, Statistics, and Truth" by Richard ...
    Posted May 20, 2014, 11:59 AM by Alan Johnson
  • Dementor Wasps! Image from: Ohl et al. (2014)  A previously undescribed species of cockroach-hunting wasp from Thailand was recently given the scientific name Ampulex dementor.  The species name comes from the ...
    Posted May 9, 2014, 8:54 AM by Alan Johnson
  • Statistics and Rhetoric Does over-zealous environmental regulation by the Obama administration stifle innovation?Yes, according to the view expressed by Karen Kerrigan, president and CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, in ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2014, 2:51 PM by Alan Johnson
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