Konza Prairie News

Konza's declining grasshopper population featured on State Impact Oklahoma

State Impact Oklahoma covered Konza's declining grasshopper population and researching surrounding the issue for both radio and print media.

Konza art featured at School of Art Institute of Chicago exhibit

Work by Konza artist, Erin Wiersma, and Katie Kingery-Page was included in the School of Art Institute of Chicago exhibit, "Earthly Observatory" from August 30 - December 3, 2021.

KNZ LTER Research highlighted in ESA LTER Special Issue

Konza LTER research is highlighted in the ESA Ecosphere LTER Special Issue, Slow Research to Understand Fast Change. The issue highlights how LTER research generated new understanding in 5 key areas.

Konza Prairie's 50th anniversary celebrated in K-Starter

Konza Prairie is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. K-Stater, the alumni magazine of KSU, featured Konza Prairie in its latest edition.

Sullivan is AGU Section Awardee

Konza LTER investigator, Pam Sullivan, has been named an 2021 AGU Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Awardee. Dr. Sullivan is a professor at Oregon State University.

Nippert lab article recognized

A recent article, "Spatio-temporal differences in leaf physiology are associated with fire, not drought, in a clonally integrated shrub", authored by several current and former members of Dr. Jesse Nippert's lab was selected as the Editor's Choice by AoB Plants. Co-authors are Emily Wedel, Kimberly O'Keefe, Jesse Nippert, Braden Hoch, and Rory O'Connor.

KNZ LTER Lead PI, Nippert, awarded NSF grant

KNZ LTER Lead PI, Jesse Nippert, received a collaborative research award from the National Science Foundation to study the interaction between climate, bedrock and vegetation.

Boyle receives award and gives plenary lecture at binational ornithology conference

KNZ LTER investigator, Dr. Alice Boyle, was one of two senior plenary speakers at the recent joint virtual meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologist. She also accepted the Katma Award for a paper written with former KNZ LTER grad student, Dr. Elise Shogren and Jeff Brawn, University of Illinois.

Prescribed burns have little effect on snake populations

A study on the impact of prescribed burns on the Konza Prairie showed that fire has minimal effect on the state’s snake populations, especially when there are adjacent unburned areas.

Long-term grasshopper research featured on NPR

KMUW, NPR Wichita, publishes article covering Ellen Welti's recent article on KNZ LTER long-term grasshopper data.