The Institute for Grassland Studies
The Institute for Grassland Studies is a Targeted Excellence Program of Kansas State University. As a leading grassland research institution in the U.S., Kansas State University hosts unparalleled long term studies into the dynamics of tallgrass prairie ecosystems. With an emphasis on conservation, management, and sustainable ecological responses to global environmental change, the grasslands of Kansas and IGS provide unique insight into the functioning and biodiversity of grasslands, the dominant ecosystems supporting human sustenance and agricultural economies worldwide. the Konza Prairie Biological Station at KSU provides context for IGS research along with projects representing 14 KSU departments, over 60 visiting scientists and students from the U.S. and abroad, and multiple national and international environmental research organizations.