The 24th Annual Konza Prairie LTER Workshop

The 2015 Annual Konza Prairie LTER Workshop was held on May 29, 2015 at the Konza Prairie Biological Station in the Cortelyou Lecture Hall.

  1. John Blair (KSU) - Welcome and introductions; overview of the Konza Prairie LTER program                    
  2. Brett Sandercock (KSU) - Blazing and grazing for conservation: Resource selection and nest survival of Upland Sandpipers in an experimental landscape.
  3. Lydia Zeglin (KSU) - Microbial mechanisms of drought tolerance and the implications for grassland soil carbon storage
  4. Walter Dodds (KSU) - Extreme stream-ecosystem effects from riparian disturbance in an otherwise intact watershed
  5. Allison Veach (KSU) - Woody plant encroachment, and its removal, impact bacterial and fungal communities across stream and terrestrial habitats in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem
  6. Drew Scott (SIU) - Soil conditions alter plant-plant competition dynamics of Andropogon gerardii
  7. Ellen Welti (KSU) - Environmental drivers of plant-pollinator community
  8. Logan Shoup (KSU) - Variability in macroinvertebrate assemblages and tallgrass and mixed grass prairie headwater streams
  9. E.J. Raynor (KSU) - Resource selection of a native grazer in nutritionally heterogeneous grassland
  10. George Manning (SIU) - Processes influencing community assembly during grassland restoration
  11. Kim O’Keefe (KSU) - Patterns of hydraulic lift in a Tallgrass Prairie
  12. T.J. Adams - Effect of soil heterogeneity on plant recruitment and Orthoptera in restored Prairie
  13. Melinda Smith (CSU) - ChANGE: Assessing thresholds of species responses to increased nitrogen availability
  14. Andrea Brookfield (KU) - Groundwater / surface water interactions at Konza: Flow and thermal transport in N4D
  15. Jennifer Smith (NEON) - National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON): A new resource for continental-scale ecology

  • List Posters:
  1. Meghan Avolio - Chronic nitrogen and phosphorus additions alter the composition and productivity of tallgrass prairie communities
  2. Elsie Denton - The Extreme Drought in Grasslands Experiment (EDGE)
  3. Sally Koerner - Ghost Fire: Understanding the mechanisms behind fire effects on community and ecosystem function
  4. Jennifer Smith – The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
  5. TJ Adams - The role of soil heterogeneity in the recruitment of new species in restored prairie
  6. Francis Chaves - Resource limitation in the compensatory response of a plant community to the loss of a dominant species
  7. Andrew Felton (KSU) - Directionality, magnitude, and duration of precipitation extremes
  8. Victoria Floyd - Long term burning and fertilization affects seasonal patterns of microbial activity in tallgrass prairie soils
  9. Matt Galliart - Adaptive trait variation and genetic divergence of a widespread grass Andropogon gerardii across a Great Plains' climate gradient
  10. Jesus Gomez - Responses of a grassland spider community to habitat structural heterogeneity driven by fire and bison grazing disturbances interactions
  11. Kelly Logan - Diagnosing land-atmosphere coupling strength
  12. Brock Norwood - Terrestrial LiDAR characterization of stream-bed roughness in support of understanding CO2 efflux from an intermittent, headwater stream
  13. Noortje Notenbaert - Greenhouse gas fluxes from beef cattle grazing systems in the tallgrass prairie
  14. Michael Rawitch - Quantifying CO2 efflux from headwater streams
  15. Drew Ricketts - Resource utilization by a top predator in an experimental landscape
  16. Logan Shoup - Variability in macroinvertebrate assemblages and tallgrass and mixed grass prairie headwater streams
  17. Bram Verheijen - Does patch-burn grazing management increase nest survival of declining populations of grassland songbirds?