Konza Prairie News

LTER Executive Board Message on Recent Events

The LTER Executive Board recently posted a message regarding recent events.

KNZ LTER REU student, Molly Fisher, writes for blog

Former KNZ LTER REU student, Molly Fisher's blog entry is featured on Short Stories About Long Term Research, an LTER graduate student generated blog. Molly was a student in the lab of Dr. Walter Dodds.

Avolio named ESA Fellow

KNZ LTER investigator, Meghan Avolio, was named an Ecological Society of America 2020 Early Career Fellow.

Kaufmans honored

Don and Glennis Kaufman were recognized by the American Society of Mammalogists with the establishment of a graduate student research award named in their honor.

Zeglin receives NSF CAREER award

KNZ LTER investigator, Lydia Zeglin, receives NSF CAREER award to measure soil microbe and grazer interactions.

Konza featured on Iowa Public Radio

KNZ LTER's burn research was recently featured on Iowa Public Radio.

Welti featured on NPR

Former KNZ LTER PhD student in the KSU Division of Biology, Ellen Welti recently discussed her research on NPR. While at KSU, Welti was a member of the Joern lab. She is now a postdoc with Mike Kaspari at the University of Oklahoma. Her interview covers her recent PNAS paper which was based solely on long-term grasshopper and plant data collected at Konza Prairie coupled with new analyses.

Allenbrand Three Minute Thesis Finalist

KNZ LTER graduate student, Jaide Allenbrand, was one of eight students selected as a finalist in the KSU Three Minute Thesis contest. Allenbrand is a member of the Zeglin lab.

Smith's synthesis working group selected

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Office announced the award of three new synthesis working groups. Konza LTER investigator, Melinda Smith (CSU)'s group will be conducting a global synthesis of multi-year drought effects on terrestrial ecosystems.

Dodds discusses new book

Konza LTER investigator, Walter Dodds, discusses his new book, "The World's Worst Problems." Using a scientific approach, Dodds quantifies world problems based on actual danger and probability of deaths and human suffering.