A collaboratory to sense and model ecological change in the Kansas River Basin

Ecological forecasting must consider changes in land use patterns and disturbance regimes, climate, biota (invasions/removals), and hydrological and biogeochemical cycles. A better understanding and ability to forecast these phenomena and their consequences are fundamental to sustaining grassland ecosystem services: supplying clean water, recycling essential nutrients, sequestering carbon, preserving biodiversity, and guarding against invasive species and emerging diseases.