Understanding our environment

Paul Liechti

Assistant Director, Kansas Biological Survey
Primary office:
785-864-1527
22A Higuchi Hall


  • Contact for Survey facilities and operations

Academic degrees
M.A., Entomology, University of Kansas, 1974
B.S., Biology from Central Missouri State, 1970


Program affiliations
Central Plains Center for BioAssessment, Reservoir Assessment Program


Area of specialization
Aquatic ecology


Research interests
Paul's primary interest is in human induced effects and influences on aquatic ecosystem health, using changes in macroinvertebrate species occurrence and aquatic community structure as indicators.


Recent publications
  • Liechti, P. M., Jakubauskas, M., J. deNoyelles, and E. Martinko. 2014. Characterization and mapping of sediment thickness and pattern in John Redmond Reservoir, Coffey County, Kansas. Applied Science and Technology for Reservoir Assessment (ASTRA) Program. Report 2014-02.download pdf
  • Dzialowski, A.R., N. Lim, P. Liechti, J. Beury. 2007. Internal nutrient recycling in Marion Reservoir. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Open-File Report No. 145.download pdf
  • Liechti, P. 2007. Proposed index of biological integrity and sampling strategy for fish for the lower Kansas River. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Open-File Report No. 144.download pdf
  • Liechti, P. 2006. Final Report--Data management and support for statewide surveys of fish and macroinvertebrates. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.download pdf
  • Liechti, P., C. C. Freeman, W. H. Busby, C. Lauver. 1999. A systematic survey for protected and rare species and the identification of riparian natural communities along the Solomon River in north-central Kansas. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 91:121 pp.
  • Freeman, C. C., W. H. Busby, C. Lauver, P. Liechti. 1998. A systematic survey for protected and rare species and the identification of riparian natural communities along the Republican River in north-central Kansas. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 85:128 pp.
  • Freeman, C. C., W. H. Busby, C. Lauver, P. Liechti. 1998. A systematic survey for protected and rare species and the identification of riparian natural communities along the Republican River in north-central Kansas. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 85:128 pp.
  • Liechti, P., A. Clements, K. Kindscher, M. Mehaffey. 1996. Solomon River riparian ecosystem study. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 68.
  • Liechti, P., J. Whistler, A. Clements, J. Dunham. 1995. Neosho vegetation inventory study. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 6:22 pp.
  • Liechti, P. 1994. Neosho watershed impact study. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 61:54 pp.


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