Konza Prairie News

Recent PNAS article featured in Colorado news article

A newly published global study, led by KNZ LTER investigator, Melinda Smith, was recently featured in a Colorado Sun article. Dr. Smith is a professor at Colorado State University.

Querns awarded NRES Graduate Fellowship

KNZ LTER doctoral student, Aleah Querns, has been awarded a graduate fellowship for the spring 2024 semester by the natural resources and environmental sciences (NRES). Querns is a member of Dr. Allison Louthan's lab at Kansas State University.

Dennison University's Supp conducting research at Konza

Data analytics professor Sarah Supp studies the long-term effects of climate change on the Kansas prairie.

KPBS director, Blair, featured in NPR article

Konza Prairie Biology Station director and KNZ LTER investigator, John Blair, discusses how KPBS offers a window into Kansas' past in recent NPR article and interview.

Boyle featured in KBR article

KNZ LTER investigator, Dr. Alice Boyle, research regarding the Motus project is featured in Kansas Public Radio news article.

KNZ LTER investigator, Andrew Hope, secures grant

Andrew Hope, assistant professor of biology, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Kansas State University Biorepository for mammals and mammalian parasites.

KNZ artist, Erin Wiersma, leading workshop

Katie Kingery-Page, College of Architecture, Planning & Design associate dean and professor landscape architecture, and Erin Wiersma, College of Arts and Sciences associate professor of art, will give invited keynote talks and lead an ecological drawing workshop this week at the Salina Art Center for K-12 educators from across Kansas.

KNZ LTER grad students receive annual teaching and research awards

Three KNZ LTER graduate students recently received KSU Division of Biology teaching and research awards. Rachel Keen (Nippert lab) won the John C. Frazier Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Research in Plant Science. Matt Nieland (Zeglin lab) was awarded the Chris Edler Award for Outstanding Research on Konza. Emily Wedel (Nippert lab) won the Michael Scott Watkins Teaching Award.

Nippert and Jumpponen named university distinguished professors

KNZ LTER investigators, Jesse Nippert and Ari Jumpponen, were recently became K-State newest university distinguished professors.

Louthan named ESA Early Career Fellow

KNZ LTER investigator, Dr. Allison Louthan, has been named one of the 2023 Ecological Society of America's Early Career Fellows. Early Career Fellows are members within eight years of completing their doctoral training (or other terminal degree) who have advanced ecological knowledge and applications and show promise of continuing to make outstanding contributions to a wide range of...