Konza Prairie News

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...

Keen receives award for Capitol Graduate Research Summit presentation

Rachel Keen, KNZ LTER doctoral student in the Dr. Jesse Nippert lab, received an award for her Capitol Graduate Research Summit presentation. Keen presented "Impacts of woody encroachment on grassland water yield."

Keen presents research at KS Capitol

KNZ LTER doctoral student, Rachel Keen, will represent K-State in the 20th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, held at the Kansas State Capitol on March 22. Keen is one of 10 K-State graduate students chosen to present their research. She is a member of the Nippert lab.

Recent woody vegetation publication featured in K-State Today

"Trajectories and state changes of a grassland stream and riparian zone after a decade of woody vegetation removal" has been published in Ecological Applications and featured in K-State Today.

KPBS director, Blair, featured in climate change video

John Blair, director of Konza Prairie Biological Station, describes research related to the impact of a changing climate on tallgrass prairie ecosystems. He speaks with Rex Buchanan, director emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey.

Data Nugget showcases KNZ LTER data

A recently released Data Nugget entitled "Does more rain make healthy bison babies?" features KNZ LTER research.

Bison research featured on NPR

Bison grazing on native prairie for three decades transformed the landscape, allowing wildflowers to thrive that can feed legions of bees and butterflies.

Keen earns honors at K-State's Research and the State

KNZ LTER PhD student, Rachel Keen, was one of 10 graduate students to earn honors at K-State's Research and the State event. Keen is a member of Dr. Jesse Nippert's lab at KSU.

KSU biology postdoc received AAUW fellowship

Nikole "Koley" Freeman, a postdoc researcher in Dr. Alice Boyle's lab, is the recipient of the American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Freeman, is working with Boyle and Trevor Hefley (associate professor of statistics), to understand how wild birds are responding to storms and shifting weather patterns.