Konza Prairie News

Boyle featured in KBR article

KNZ LTER investigator, Dr. Alice Boyle, research regarding the Motus project is featured in Kansas Public Radio news article.

KNZ LTER investigator, Andrew Hope, secures grant

Andrew Hope, assistant professor of biology, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Kansas State University Biorepository for mammals and mammalian parasites.

KNZ artist, Erin Wiersma, leading workshop

Katie Kingery-Page, College of Architecture, Planning & Design associate dean and professor landscape architecture, and Erin Wiersma, College of Arts and Sciences associate professor of art, will give invited keynote talks and lead an ecological drawing workshop this week at the Salina Art Center for K-12 educators from across Kansas.

KNZ LTER grad students receive annual teaching and research awards

Three KNZ LTER graduate students recently received KSU Division of Biology teaching and research awards. Rachel Keen (Nippert lab) won the John C. Frazier Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Research in Plant Science. Matt Nieland (Zeglin lab) was awarded the Chris Edler Award for Outstanding Research on Konza. Emily Wedel (Nippert lab) won the Michael Scott Watkins Teaching Award.

Nippert and Jumpponen named university distinguished professors

KNZ LTER investigators, Jesse Nippert and Ari Jumpponen, were recently became K-State newest university distinguished professors.

Louthan named ESA Early Career Fellow

KNZ LTER investigator, Dr. Allison Louthan, has been named one of the 2023 Ecological Society of America's Early Career Fellows. Early Career Fellows are members within eight years of completing their doctoral training (or other terminal degree) who have advanced ecological knowledge and applications and show promise of continuing to make outstanding contributions to a wide range of...

Keen receives award for Capitol Graduate Research Summit presentation

Rachel Keen, KNZ LTER doctoral student in the Dr. Jesse Nippert lab, received an award for her Capitol Graduate Research Summit presentation. Keen presented "Impacts of woody encroachment on grassland water yield."

Keen presents research at KS Capitol

KNZ LTER doctoral student, Rachel Keen, will represent K-State in the 20th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, held at the Kansas State Capitol on March 22. Keen is one of 10 K-State graduate students chosen to present their research. She is a member of the Nippert lab.

Recent woody vegetation publication featured in K-State Today

"Trajectories and state changes of a grassland stream and riparian zone after a decade of woody vegetation removal" has been published in Ecological Applications and featured in K-State Today.

KPBS director, Blair, featured in climate change video

John Blair, director of Konza Prairie Biological Station, describes research related to the impact of a changing climate on tallgrass prairie ecosystems. He speaks with Rex Buchanan, director emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey.