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Division of Biology

Division of Biology
Kansas State University
116 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6653 fax

Anthony Joern, University Distinguished Professor


Chairman, Graduate Affairs Committee

Contact information

103 Bushnell Hall
(785) 532-7073

Lab website: http://www.k-state.edu/grassland


Ph.D. 1977, University of Texas, Austin, TX, Zoology/Population Biology-Insect Ecology.

Area(s) of Specialization

Insect community ecology; insect/plant interactions; grassland ecology.

Research Focus


Selected Publications

Parsons, S. and A. Joern. 2013. Life history traits associated with body size covary along a latitudinal gradient in a generalist grasshopper. Oecologia (in press, DOI : 10.1007/s00442-013-2785-6).

Joern, A. and A. Laws. 2013. Ecological mechanisms underlying arthropod species diversity in grasslands. Annual Review of Entomology 58: 19-36.

Allred, B. W., S.D. Fuhlendorf, T.J. Hovick, R.D.W. Elmore, D.M. Engle, and A. Joern. 2013. Conservation implications of native and introduced ungulates in a changing climate.  Global Change Biology 19: 1875-1883.

Jonas, J.L. and A. Joern. 2013.  Dietary selection and nutritional regulation in a common mixed-feeding insect herbivore. Experimentalis et Applicata Entomologia 148: 20-26.

Ungerer, M.C., C.A. Heatherington, A. Joern, E.G. Towne, and J.M. Briggs. 2013.  Genetic variation and patterns of mating success in managed American plains bison (Bison bison bison).  Journal of Heredity 104: 182-191.

Russell, D.M., B. Grudzinski, M. Daniels, W.K. Dodds, M.D. Daniels, A. Skibbe, and A. Joern. 2013. Blazing and grazing: influences of fire and bison on tallgrass prairie stream water quality. Freshwater Science 32: 779-791.

Laws, A. and A. Joern. 2012. Predator-prey interactions in a grassland food chain vary with temperature and food quality. Oikos 122: 977-986.