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Morse, John

March 6, 2018

Dr. John Morse, Professor Emeritus of Entomology, retired in 2008.

Head Shot of John Morse in front of river rapids

Dr. John Morse, Professor Emeritus of Entomology

Conventional wisdom around Clemson has long been that, until very recently, avenues for emeritus faculty to continue Clemson-based scholarly activity were simply not available. John Morse, Professor Emeritus of Entomology, has demonstrated that, with a little determination, a high level of scholarly activity could be maintained long after the transition to emeritus status.

John will soon have been “retired” for ten years, yet he is still publishing, receiving awards, mentoring students, volunteering to teach Creative Inquiry and other courses, leading expeditions to exotic places to teach and collect specimens of caddisflies. Caddisflies? 

Well, for those of you who are not up-to-date on caddisflies, there are more than sixteen thousand different species of these aquatic insects that are related to moths and butterflies. Among other things, caddisflies are favorite models for the tied flies of trout anglers and are useful indicators of the extent to which a body of water has become polluted. Needless to say, John continues to be one of the world’s leading caddisfly researchers. Check out the stock caddisfly photo.

John has

contributed much to Clemson (where he and Suzanne have endowed a chair), to the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (where he is the school’s longest serving mentor), and other worthy endeavors. 

Book Details: Morse, J.C., W.P. McCafferty, B.P. Stark, & L.M. Jacobus (Editors). 2017. Larvae of the Southeastern USA Mayfly, Stonefly, and Caddisfly Species (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera). Biota of South Carolina, volume 9. Technical Bulletin 1109, PSA Publishing, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. 482 pp. Library of Congress Control Number: 2017933502
Click HERE for information.

Morse, J.C., R.W. Holzenthal, & O. Yadamsuren. 2017. Chapter 4, Trichoptera. Pp. 248–442 in: J.C. Morse, Morse, J.C., McCafferty, B.P. Stark, & L.M. Jacobus (Editors). 2017. Larvae of the Southeastern USA Mayfly, Stonefly, and Caddisfly Species (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera). Biota of South Carolina, volume 9. Technical Bulletin 1109, PSA Publishing, Clemson University, Cle

mson, South Carolina. 482 pp. Click HERE for information.

 

published-writing-details: Morse, J.C. 2017. Biodiversity of aquatic insects. Pp. 205–227 In: R.G. Foottit & P.H. Adler (Eds.), Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society, volume 1, second edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Yang, L-f., H-y. Yuan, & J.C. Morse. 2017. Lannapsyche and Marilia species of China (Trichoptera: Odontoceridae). Zootaxa 4320(1): 81–99.
Click HERE for information.

Genco, M.S. & J.C. Morse. 2017. Pupae of North American Glossosomatidae (Trichoptera). Freshwater Science. 36(4): 816–822.
DOI: 10.1086/694336
Open Access in Freshwater Science:  Click HERE for information.

Award Details: Clemson University, College of Agriculture, Forestry, & Life Sciences Distinguished Service Award, presented on 10 January 2017

Teaching/Advising Details: As unpaid volunteer: Taught Creative Inquiry fall and spring semesters, 2016-2017. Taught Aquatic Insects course spring semester, 2017. Advised the MS research of 2 graduate students (Co-Major Advisor) and research of 1 undergraduate student in fall and spring semesters 2016-2017. Currently, I am co-teaching the graduate-level Taxonomy of Immature Insects course.

Exhibition Details: Provided an invited lecture, “Contemporary Studies in Freshwater Entomology,” at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Denver, CO,

Volunteer Details: I have taught Sunday School for children in grades 5-7 at First Baptist Church, Pendleton, SC, for the past 30+ years. I am a Deacon of the Church, and serve as Church Moderator and Sanctuary Choir member.

I led an expedition with two graduate students to collect caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) in Vietnam during 21 June-6 July 2017.



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