Institute for

 

Grassland Studies

 

Contact Us

 

Institute for Grassland Studies

igs@ksu.edu

 

104 Ackert Hall

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66502

 

(785)532-5925

 

 

 

Directors

 

Dr. Anthony Joern, Professor of Biology, Kansas State University (Research Interests: North American insect community ecology; insect-plant interactions; grassland ecology.)

 

Dr. David Hartnett, Professor of Biology, Kansas State University (Research Interests: North American and Southern African grassland plant population biology and plant-herbivore interactions.)

 

Faculty Members

 

Dr. Ari Jumpponen, Associate Professor of Biology, Kansas State University (Research Interests: North American, South American, and European Mycology, soil microbiology, plant-associated fungal endophytes.)

Dr. Brett Sandercock, Associate Professor of Biology, Kansas State University (Research Interests: North and South American demography, mark-recapture statistics, matrix models, population biology, ornithology, behavior ecology.)

Dr. Donald Kaufman, Professor of Biology, Kansas State University (Research Interests: North American Population dynamics, habitat selection, and assemblage structure of small mammals in tallgrass and mixed-grass prairies; effects of fire, grazing, and cultivation on small grassland mammals; effects of foraging activity and physical disturbances by mammals on population and community characteristics of grassland plants; effects of climate change on distribution and abundance of prairie mammals.)

Dr. Jesse Nippert, Associate Professor of Biology, Kansas State University (Research Interests: North American Plant eco-physiology, plant-water relations, stable isotope ecology, environmental sensor networks, and scaling fluxes from leaf to landscape.)

Dr. John Blair, University Distinguished Professor of Biology, Kansas State University (Research Interests: North American and African Ecosystem ecology and terrestrial biogeochemistry; Grasslands and global change; Soil ecology, including decomposition, soil nutrient cycling, litter/soil/plant nutrient dynamics; Effects of climate change and other disturbances on ecosystem processes; Restoration ecology.)

Dr. Keith Guido, Associate Professor of Biology, Kansas State University (Research Interests: North American Aquatic Ecology.)

Dr. Kevin Price, Professor of Agronomy, Kansas State University (Research Interests: North American, South American, Asian, African, and Australian, Rangeland Ecology, Ecosystem dynamics, remote sensing, GIS.)

Dr. Ronette Gehring, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, Kansas State University (Research Interests: North American and African Ethnoveterinary medicine and phytopharmacology.)

Dr. Walter Dodds, Professor of Biology, Kansas State University (Research Interests: North American Aquatic ecology, Microbial ecology, Nutrient cycling.)