Read how Erin Wiersma is using fire to make art.…/after-the-burn-making-art-out-of-gra…/

Fire is a natural force that has shaped grasslands for millennia, and it remains crucial for managing and conserving tallgrass prairie today. Fire also inspires and captivates the human spirit. Can grassland fires also be used to produce art? Erin Wiersma, Associate Professor of Art at Kansas State....

New publication from Christine Carson and Lydia Zeglin.


Come hear Konza sponsored writer, Debra Marquart!

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Recent publication by Emily Williams and Alice Boyle featured in LTER news.…/grasshopper-sparrow-breeding-nomad-g…/

At first glance, the grasshopper sparrow may not look like much. Native to the tallgrass prairies of the American Great Plains, it’s a small brown and black-speckled bird with a wingspan of 8 inches. But this little bird is gaining recognition for its unusual behavior: it has an amazing ability to...

Recent article by Ellen Welti and Tony Joern featured in March 2018 LTER Science Update.…/resilience-prairie-disturbance-effec…/

The majority of grasslands around the world have been destroyed or converted for human use, either for agricultural or urban development. In North America, for example, only four percent of the once vast tallgrass prairies are left. Understanding grassland community dynamics could be a critical part...

Congratulations on your retirement, Rosemary!

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KNZ LTER investigators, Sara Baer and Melinda Smith, featured.…/climate-change-may-bring-big-trouble…

As higher temperatures head north, the Great Plains’ grasslands are in for a transformation.

Konza investigator, Keith Gido, discusses water conservation.…/these-cutting-edge-farms-are-…

In Kansas, “water-technology farms” are developing farming methods and technology to help cut water use by massive amounts. But it might not be enough for the local aquifer to recover.

Check out this new publication about KNZ LTER grad student, Ava Hoffman.…/10.1…/1755-0998.12733/full/

Grasslands of the Central US are expected to experience severe droughts and other climate extremes in the future, yet we know little about how these grasses will respond in terms of gene expression. We...

Congratulations to Walter Dodds and Chuck Rice!…/newsrelea…/2017-09/epscor91917.html

MANHATTAN — Sometimes looking at small things helps answer big questions. The challenges of feeding a growing population while minimizing environmental problems, for instance, could be addressed by advancing understanding of interactions between groups of tiny microorganisms.

Come work with us! Konza LTER is hiring a full/associate professor in Ecology. More info below.

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Congratulations to Walter Dodds, 2017 recipient of the Society for Freshwater Science Award of Excellence!!

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Poster session at the 26th Annual Konza Prairie LTER Workshop

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Ecologist team finds leaf litter has slower decomposition rate | Kansas State University…/newsre…/2017-05/leaflitter5217.html

MANHATTAN — The time it takes for a leaf to decompose might be the key to understanding how temperature affects ecosystems, according to Kansas State University ecologists.

The grazing effect: How bison impact plant water use is a recent article by the Nippert lab and is featured in this month's LTER Science Update. Check out all the details here.

An LTER-NEON Synergies workshop, held March 29-31, explored the potential for strengthening and deepening the relationship between these two major research organizations and expanding ties to other networks such as the