Greg K. Yarrow, Professor of Forestry and Natural ResourcesGreg K. Yarrow

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Clemson University

Curriculum Vita


B.S.                 Biology, University of Southern Mississippi               1977

M.S.                Wildlife Ecology, Mississippi State University              1979

D.F. (Dr. of Forestry) Forest Wildlife, Stephen F. Austin State University  1987


Research Specialist, Va. Tech                                                             1979–1982

Consultant to National Park Service                                                    1982-1985

Area Extension Wildlife & Forestry Specialist, Mississippi State Univ.       1985-1988

Extension Wildlife Specialist, Mississippi State Univ.                              1988

Assistant Professor of Wildlife, Clemson University                               1988-1994

Associate Professor of Wildlife, Clemson University                               1994 – 2003

Professor of Wildlife, Clemson University                                              Present


Greg Yarrow is a Professor of Wildlife at Clemson University with outreach and educational programs in the areas of forest management for wildlife, integrated land management for wildlife, wildlife economics, mitigation of human-wildlife conflicts and biodiversity in managed forest and agricultural systems.  Target audiences for outreach programs include private landowners, land managers, natural resource professionals, outdoor recreationists, policy makers, government officials, and the general public. Outreach efforts and programs are delivered by a variety of methods that include publications, workshops, shortcourses, conferences, demonstrations, field tours, videos, PowerPoint programs, television, radio, satellite and closed-circuit television and web-based sites. Current research efforts include an evaluation of the impacts forest and farm conservation practices (USDA Farm Bill Program practices) on wildlife and wildlife habitat.

Past research efforts are applied in nature and include investigations to determine the economic impacts of hunting of rural communities in South Carolina, the relationship of deer density to crop damage, and methods to reduce deer damage to agriculture settings in South Carolina.  Dr. Yarrow teaches an applied undergraduate and graduate Wildlife Damage Management course and also team teaches several wildlife ecology courses.  His coauthored book, Managing Wildlife (1999 Sweetwater Press) is used as a reference manual by natural resource professionals and freshman college text on management of wildlife in forest and agricultural landscapes. Dr. Yarrow also serves as a consultant to forest industry on methods to enhance biodiversity and wildlife habitat and has served as a wildlife expert of third party verification of forest industry lands under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.


The Wildlife Society, Certified Wildlife Biologist

The Wildlife Society (Support of Symposia and Conference Committee, Wildlife Management Excellence Awards Committee)

Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society (Past chair of Private Lands Committee)

Private Lands Committee of the S.E. Section of The Wildlife Society (Past Chairman)

South Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society ( President 1995-1997)

South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Board member and past chairman of Wildlife Committee

1987 Outstanding Young Men of America

 Xi Sigma Phi Honorary Forestry Society

 Phi Tau Chi Honorary Religious Society

NELD (National Extension Leadership Development) Program Intern through Kellogg Foundation (1992 - 1994)

Conservation Service Award, Outstanding Contributions to Waterfowl Conservation, Ducks Unlimited

1994-1995 Outstanding Faculty Member award by the Clemson University Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society

1996-1997 Central Elementary Volunteer of the Year

2001 Outstanding AFW Faculty Member award by the Clemson University Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society

2001 Volunteer of the Year, Daniel High School

Chairman and Board Member of the Daniel High School Academic Foundation

Outstanding publication award for A Guide to Endangered Species in South Carolina, South Carolina Library Association

2004 USDA Secretary’s Honor Award

2004 American Distance Education Award


Yarrow, G.K.; D. Guynn, and N. Wilkins (in press). Guidelines for Wildlife Habitat and
 Biodiversity in Managed Forests.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program publication.  American Forest & Paper Association.

Yarrow, G.K. and T. Spira (in press). Virtural Field Trip of the South Carolina Sandhills. Web-based course in cooperation with South Carolina Educational TV.

Yarrow, G. K. (In press) The Importance of Riparian Areas for Wildlife in English, R.(editor) manual Riparian Area Management Handbook for Agriculture and Forestry Lands. South Carolina Department of Health and Regulatory Control publication.

Miller, J. and G. K. Yarrow. (in progress). Beaver Control chapter  in Prevention and Control of Wildlife  Damage. S.E. Hygnstrom editor, University of Nebraska Press.

Yarrow, G. K. 2003. Managing Wildlife on Private Lands in the South. Reference manual for 2003 satellite Master Wildlife Program.  Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication.

Yarrow, G.K. 2002. Vertebrate Pests pages 143-170 in  2002 Pest Management Handbook. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication EC 670. 832pp.

Yarrow, G.K. 2002. Establishing and Enhancing Wildlife Food Plants. Reference manual for workshop held August 13-14, 2002. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication.

Yarrow, G. K. 2002. Enhancing Wildlife Habitats Through Sustainable Forest Management. Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program publication.  American Forest & Paper Association. 13pp.      

Yarrow, G. K. 2000. Economic and Conservation Impacts of Hunting Leases.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeastern Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies.

Yarrow, G. K. 2000. Wildlife Management. Chapter in reference manual for the 2000 Master Tree Farmer satellite course.

Yarrow, G. K. 2000. South Carolina’s Master Wildlifer Shortcourse. Proceedings of the Second National Extension Natural Resources Conference, May 16-18, 2000. South Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Yarrow, G. K. 2000. Partnering to Reduce Deer Damage Complains in South Carolina.(abstract) Second National Extension Natural Resources Conference,  May 16-18, 2000. South Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Yarrow, G. K. and D. T. Yarrow. 1999. Managing Wildlife. Sweet Water Press. Birmingham, AL 588pp.

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