Konza Prairie Biological Station (KPBS) was established to provide a "natural laboratory" to conduct ecological research and is located on a 3,487 hectare native tallgrass prairie preserve.
Native tallgrass is the dominant vegetation found throughout KPBS, but other communities such as shrublands and deciduous forest are present.
Site history & management
KPBS is jointly owned by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University and operated by the KSU Division of Biology.
Domain 06 is a patchwork of grassland, forest, agricultural and mountain communities. At KPBS, land use change, resilience and disturbance ecology will be the primary focus.
KPBS is a field research station dedicated to conservation, education and long-term ecological research. Over 1,580 scientific papers have been published by scientists conducting studies at KPBS. The study of ecological patterns and processes in native tallgrass prairie ecosystems is the primary subject of research.