Konza Prairie News

Grad students, O'Connor and Connell, earn honors at Research and the State

KNZ LTER graduate students, Rory O'Connor and Kent Connell, were two of ten students chosen to present their research in Topeka at the 16th Capitol Research Summit. O'Connor is a member of the Nippert lab. Connell is a member of the Blair lab.

KNZ LTER grad student, Sarah Winnicki, featured in SEEK magazine

Konza LTER graduate student, Sarah Winnicki's research is featured in the recent edition of Seek Research Magazine. Winnicki is a member of the Boyle lab at KSU.

Nippert, Zeglin, and Wilcox receive Department of Energy grant

Konza LTER investigators Jesse Nippert, Lydia Zeglin, and Kevin Wilcox receive nearly a $1 million Department of Energy grant to study carbon cycle science in the tallgrass prairie.

KNZ LTER Investigator, Alice Boyle, awarded grant

KNZ LTER Investigator, Alice Boyle was awarded $542,060 to study population changes in Kansas birds.

Two Faculty Positions in Ecology at Kansas State University

The Division of Biology at Kansas State University is seeking two new faculty colleagues with expertise that will complement a productive and diverse ecology group and, most importantly, participate fully as a core investigator in the highly collaborative NSF-funded Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research program. Specific details on search criteria, deadlines, and application instructions...

Recent Baer article featured in LTER Science Update

A recent article published in BioScience, entitled "Advancing Theories of Ecosystem Development through Long-Term Ecological Research", was featured in the latest edition of LTER Science Update. Konza LTER investigator, Sara Baer, is one of the article's authors.

Blair named director of KPBS

John Blair, university distinguished professor of biology, has been named the director of Kansas State University's Konza Prairie Biological Station. Blair follows John Briggs, who retired.

KNZ LTER grad student, Emily Wedel's article featured in Science Snapshots

Emily Wedel, a KSU graduate student in the Hartnett lab, writes about how African grasses shield themselves from drought.

Recent Nippert lab activities featured by The Prairie Ecologist

Nippert lab grad students, Seton Bachle and Marissa Zaricor, recently conducted research at the Platte River Prairies.

After the Burn - Making Art Out of Grassland Fires

Erin Weirsma, Associate Professor of Art at Kansas State University, uses the charred remains from prescribed burns at the Konza Prairie Biological Station to create unique one-of-a-kind art pieces.