Konza Prairie Biological Station - KONZ

Site Type

Core Terrestrial

Location

Kansas, D06, Prairie Peninsula

Site Host

The Nature Conservancy, Kansas State University, LTER

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Tower Location

This map depicts the spatial layout of this field site. Please note that some locations may have moved over time due to logistics, safety and science requirements. This map was updated on December 06, 2017

Construction Status for this Site

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Overview

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.

Vegetation

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. 

Site-specific topics

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.

Research history

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.

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