Konza Prairie News

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.

Nippert will present the latest climate change forecasts
Jesse Nippert will give a public lecture at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in 231 Ackert Hall.
13 year old Upland Sandpiper spotted on Konza

An Upland Sandpiper, banded thirteen years ago by Brett Sandercock, was photographed this past summer back on Konza.

Nippert receives three NSF awards

KNZ LTER PI, Jesse Nippert, receives three new NSF awards for grassland ecology research.

Baer to lead Kansas Biological Survey

KNZ LTER investigator, Sara Baer, will become the new director of the Kansas Biological Survey on August 18. As part of her position as director, she also will hold the title of state biologist.

Boyle is 2019 Jenkinson Award Winner

Konza LTER investigator, Alice Boyle, has been presented with the 2019 Marion Jenkinson Service Award by the American Ornithological Society.

Dodds and Whiles publish 3rd edition of textbook

KNZ LTER PIs, Walter Dodds and Matt Whiles, have published the third edition of their widely popular textbook, "Freshwater Ecology: concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology."

Dodds was also recently named an inaugural fellow of the Society for Freshwater Science for his contributions to freshwater science.