Konza Prairie News

Kirk named fellow of Geological Society of America

Konza LTER investigator, Dr. Matthew Kirk, associate professor in the K-State department of geology, has been named a fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Nippert awarded KSU Biology Haymaker Award

Konza LTER undergraduate researcher, Kalea Nippert, was awarded KSU Division of Biology's Haymaker Award.

Hope selected as Fullbright Scholar

Konza LTER investigator, Dr. Andrew Hope, has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2024-2025. Hope will conduct bat biodiversity research in remote regions of Nepal in collaboration with his doctoral student Basant Sharma and Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal.

KNZ undergrad wins student poster award at national conference

Jessie McClellan, senior in geography, won the Undergraduate Student Poster Award from the Geomorphology Specialty Group at the recent American Association of Geographers national conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. McClellan is a student in Dr. Abigail Langston's lab at K-State.

KNZ LTER students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awards

Two Konza LTER undergraduate researchers were recently selected or named honorable mention for the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Kalea Nippert, whose mentor is Dr. Zak Ratajczak, was selected for the fellowship program. Her research is focused on understanding extreme fire effects within woody plant communities. Abigail Schmidt, whose mentor is also...

KNZ LTER research featured in KCUR podcast

"Up from Dust" is a podcast about the price of trying to shape the world around our needs, and the folks who are fixing our generational mistakes. Konza LTER woody encroachment research is featured.

Boyle selected as 2023 American Association for the Advancement of Science member

Konza LTER investigator, Dr. Alice Boyle, has been selected as a fellow of the 2023 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Alice is an associate professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University.

Smith named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Konza LTER principal investigator, Dr. Melinda Smith, was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Smith is a professor in the Department of Biology at Colorado State University.

Kirk and others drive change through groundwater quality education

KNZ LTER investigator, Dr. Matt Kirk, associate professor of geology, is fostering community growth in this area through education. Kirk participated in a community visit panel that highlighted water projects and resources in the Barton County, KS region.

Nippert's research featured in K-State Seek Magazine

KNZ LTER principal investigator, Jesse Nippert's research is featured in K-State's spring edition of Seek magazine.