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Konza Prairie Biological Station

Director: David Hartnett
Address: 232 Ackert Hall
Phone number: 587-0441
Website: http://kpbs.konza.ksu.edu/

The Konza Prairie Biological Station was established in 1971 by Kansas State University professor Lloyd C. Hulbert. The area, which is owned by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University, was founded as a result of efforts to establish a field station for ecological research in the tallgrass prairie region. It is operated by K-State's Division of Biology as a field research station.

Konza Prairie Biological Station is located in the Flint Hills region of northeastern Kansas. It is a native tallgrass prairie preserve consisting of 3,487 hectare. The three-fold mission of the station includes ecological research, education and prairie conservation. The Konza Prairie acts as an outdoor laboratory and is home to hundreds of species of native plants and numerous species of fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Both bison and cattle can be found in the prairie's enclosed area. The site also includes facilities and laboratories for scientific meetings, workshops, accommodations for visiting scientists and students and educational functions.


Updated summer 2010