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January 12, 2018

Konza LTER announces retirement of staff chemist

Submitted by Jennifer Rhodes

The Division of Biology and the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research program announce the retirement of Rosemary Ramundo, LTER analytical lab supervisor.

Ramundo began work in the Division of Biology in 1981 as a research assistant. In 1984, she was hired as the analytical chemist for the Konza Prairie LTER program, where she oversaw the collection, analysis and archival of a variety of environmental samples from Konza for the last 34 years.

During her time here, she co-authored numerous journal articles, with more than 500 citations. Additionally, she has been identified in the acknowledgment section of papers by many other LTER researchers. Ramundo supervised and trained more than 150 undergraduate research technicians and provided laboratory expertise and research assistance to more than 50 graduate students. During her 37 years of service to the Division of Biology, Ramundo contributed invaluable scientific expertise and served as a key component of the Konza Prairie LTER program.

Please join the Division of Biology in thanking her for her many contributions to Konza science.