The 25th Annual Konza Prairie LTER Workshop

The 25th Annual Konza Prairie LTER Workshop was held on June 2, 2016 at the Konza Prairie Biological Station in the Cortelyou Lecture Hall.

  1. John Blair (KSU) – Welcome and overview of the Konza Prairie LTER program                      
  2. Jesse Nippert (KSU) – Leaf Area Index predicts canopy N & P in annually-burned tallgrass prairie
  3. Zak Ratajczak (UV) – Interactions between grassland diversity and resilience to changes in disturbance
  4. Brett Sandercock (KSU) – Benefits of patch-burn grazing for Greater Prairie-Chickens
  5. Bram Verheijen (KSU) – Effects of habitat heterogeneity on grassland songbird fecundity in an experimental landscape
  6. Ellen Welti (KSU) – Changes in grassland plant-grasshopper (Acrididae) network structure with fire and grazing
  7. Jesus Gomez (KSU) – Bison grazing in response to forage quality modulates local spider assemblages
  8. Sophia Bonjour (SIU) – Influences of fishes on macroinvertebrate and algal colonization of prairie stream pool mesocosms
  9. Bryan Frennete (KSU) – Physiology and ecology of prairie stream fishes in relation to temperature
  10. Jill Haukos (KSU) – K-Through-Gray: Overview of the environmental education program at Konza Prairie
  11. Gwen Macpherson (KU) – Dynamics of solutes and stream discharge, in a chemical weathering context - Part 1
  12. Pam Sullivan (KU) – Dynamics of solutes and stream discharge, in a chemical weathering context - Part 2
  13. Kelly Logan (KU) – Diagnosing land-atmosphere coupling strength over grasslands
  14. Melinda Smith (CSU) – Ecosystem response to repeated drought events: the role of legacy effects
  15. Meghan Avolio (SESYNC) – Chronic eutrophication does not change plant community resistance and resilience to drought
  16. Loretta Johnson (KSU) – Ecology meets evolution in grasslands: the role of dominant grass intraspecific variation in grassland function
  17. Kent Connell (KSU) – Staying true to your roots: Testing the applicability of the home-field advantage hypothesis to the rhizosphere priming effect
  18. Laura Mino (OSU) – Soil alterations following woody species encroachment in tallgrass prairie
  19. Lydia Zeglin (KSU) – Burning effects on long term response and resilience to N addition - linked below and above ground responses
  20. Luci Wilson (OSU) – Bothriochloa bladhii invasion in the belowground plots: Biotic and abiotic assessments and upcoming eradication and restoration

  • List Posters:
  1. Alice Boyle (KSU) – Local and regional patterns of breeding dispersal and habitat selection in a declining grassland bird
  2. Allison Veach (KSU) – Historical precipitation regime impacts microbial community responses to dry-down/re-wet events
  3. Andrew Felton (CSU) - Asymmetries in ecological responses to positive vs. negative precipitation extremes
  4. Christine Bielski (UN) – Spatial imaging of fire behavior on landscapes
  5. Christine Carson (KSU) – Microbe-managing: Grassland soil microbial community turnover in response to long-term management controlling nitrogen availability
  6. David Hartnett (KSU) – Drivers, dynamics, and floristic diversity of grazing lawns on tallgrass prairie: a new KNZ-LTER initiative
  7. Drew Scott (SIU) – Soil nitrous oxide emissions reduced with cropland to grassland restoration
  8. George Manning (SIU) – Effects of grazing and fire frequency on floristic quality and soil structure and function in tallgrass prairie
  9. James Guinnip (KSU) – Long-term trends of nutrient concentrations in a tallgrass prairie stream network
  10. Jennifer Smith (NEON) – National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON): Prairie Peninsula domain
  11. Kevin Wilcox (OU) – Scaling soil C processes from local to regional levels across US grasslands
  12. Kim La Pierre (UC Berkeley) – The role of invertebrates in structuring tallgrass plant communities
  13. Kim O’Keefe (KSU) – Tallgrass prairie ecohydrology: implications for an ecosystem in flux
  14. Kyle Stropes (KSU) - Measurements of isotopic exchange using tunable diode laser spectroscopy in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem
  15. Sally Koerner (Duke) – Changes in dominance drive global variation in herbivore effects on grassland diversity
  16. Sarah Black (SIU) – Effects of insect herbivory on restored tallgrass prairie plant communities
  17. Sophie Higgs (KSU) – Compound-specific dissolved organic carbon uptake in prairie streams
  18. Victoria Floyd – Soil microbial extracellular enzyme activity responses to long-term nitrogen addition and annual burning in tallgrass prairie soil