Source: Eva Horne, interim director of Konza Prairie Biological Station, assistant professor of biology
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WRAP 1: The Konza Prairie is unique when compared to other similar research facilities.
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SUGGESTED INTRO: THE KONZA PRAIRIE HAS BEEN CALLED ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF TALLGRASS PRAIRIES IN THE UNITED STATES. AN EXPERT AT THE KONZA PRAIRIE EXPLAINS WHY THIS VAST PIECE OF PRAIRIELAND STANDS OUT FROM OTHER SIMILAR RESEARCH AREAS. LANICE THOMSON REPORTS . . .
FOUNDED IN 1971 BY K-STATE PROFESSOR LLOYD HULBERT, THE 8600-ACRE KONZA PRAIRE HOSTS UP TO 200 ACTIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS IN ANY GIVEN YEAR. LOCATED IN THE FLINT HILLS AREA NEAR MANHATTAN, KANSAS, THIS NATURE PRESERVE IS OWNED BY K-STATE AND THE NATURE CONSERVANCY AND IS OPERATED BY K-STATE'S DIVISION OF BIOLOGY. DR. EVA HORNE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY AT K-STATE AND INTERIM DIRECTOR OF THE KONZA PRAIRIE SAYS KONZA IS UNIQUE WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER PRAIRIE RESEARCH AREAS. . .
(Horn :24 "We're one of the very few that has such a large scale experimental design. There are a number of field stations at a number of different universities, but others don't manipulate things quite as much as we do because the uniqueness of the Flint Hills and how fire and grazing interacts, we have a system we can manipulate on a large scale level and look at the process a little bit differently than other field stations and other habitats.")
LANICE THOMSON, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY.