Konza Prairie News

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.

Williams and Boyle publication featured in LTER News

A recent publication entitled, "Patterns and correlates of within-season breeding dispersal: A common strategy in a declining grassland songbird" was featured in LTER News.

Welti and Joern publication featured in LTER Science Update

A recent publication entitled "Fire and grazing modulate the structure and resistance of plant-floral visitor networks in a tallgrass prairie" is featured in the March edition of the LTER Science Update.

Rosemary Ramundo retires

The Division of Biology and the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research program announce the retirement of Rosemary Ramundo, LTER analytical lab supervisor.

KNZ Investigators, Baer and Smith, featured in NRDC article

Konza LTER investigators, Sara Baer and Melinda Smith, are featured in a recent NRDC article, entitled "Climate Change May Bring Big Trouble to Big Bluestems (and the Cattle That Love Them)." The article discusses their research on climate changes' effects on big bluestem.

Konza fire management research featured in EPA Science Matters

A recent article in EPA Science Matters discusses air management technology the EPA is utilizing at Konza to determine best practices for smoke management. They are using KNZ burned watersheds that have been part of the ongoing season of the year LTER experiment for 22 years.

Keith Gido featured in online article

KNZ investigator, Keith Gido, discusses water conservation with regards to the Ogallala Aquifer.