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Konza Prairie LTER data shows how bison increase the resilience and diversity of tallgrass prairie (Ratajczak et al. 2022, PNAS).

Great press from National Geographic

The KSU Press Release


Emily's paper in AoBP was selected as the editor's choice for September 2021!

K-State Press release on our new NSF award to study carbon and water fluxes -

K-State Press release on Phys-Fest 3! -

Rachel Keen and Emily Wedel receive departmental awards! -


Iowa Public Radio story on the role of fires in grassland.


NPR story on climate change impacts on grasslands.


DOE press release on our new Biological and Environmental Research grant to study carbon cycle science in tallgrass prairie:

KSU press release on our DOE carbon cycle science grant:

Jesse was invited by the Grassland Heritage Foundation to speak on Climate Change and the tallgrass prairie on Nov 7 2018. This presentation was recorded and broadcast by the Kansas City Radio Station -- KKFI 90.1 on "EcoRadio KC".  The podcast is available here:

Jesse was a guest speaker on the KCUR [NPR Kansas City Affiliate] program "Up to Date" on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018:
Archived podcast of the program available here:


PHYS-Fest is on for summer 2016 -- details and information HERE

Rolling Stone article on Climate-change AMA


NSF press release on our Dimensions of Biodiversity grant:

Press releases on our PNAS article with Richard Thomas at WVU looking at changes in juniper growth following pollution abatement by the Clean Air Act:


Press release on Gracie's REU fellowship in Costa Rica

K-State press release on Gracie's nomination for a Goldwater Fellowship!

NSF News Release on our paper with Joe Craine exploring the the timing of climate variability (ie, critical climate periods) as drivers of ecosytem productivity.

Podcast on our KONZA research and Zak's ECOSPHERE paper

Zak won a 2011 J.E. Weaver grant from the Nature Conservancy

Undergrad research (Gracie & Teall) in the plant ecophys lab

Kansa Prairie Site in the Topeka 501 School District

Profile of Rachel Wieme's REU experience:


  Last Update: 29-Aug-2022