Konza Prairie News

Connell recognized at K-State GRAD Forum

KNZ LTER doctoral student, Kent Connell, received first place at the K-State GRAD Forum. The GRAD Forum provides graduate students from all discipline an opportunity to share their work with the K-State community. University faculty and postdoc judges select a winning presentation from each session.

Alice Boyle melds research and music for sci-com project

Konza LTER investigator, Alice Boyle, writes and performs music inspired by her research. As a member of the bluegrass duo Kaw Creek, Boyle will perform across Kansas this spring and summer.

Gido honored with Fisheries Excellence Award

Konza LTER investigator, Keith Gido, was recently honored with the Fisheries Excellence Award from the North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society.

KNZ artist, Erin Wiersma's work presented in KC

The Mid-America Arts Alliance will present Erin Wiersma's work for First Friday, on March 1, in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District. Wiersma's work is created by dragging pieces of paper along the floor of the burned sections of Konza Prairie.

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.