Understanding our environment

Vaughn Salisbury

Research Associate, KU Field Station
Primary office:
785-864-2866
KU Field Station Research and Operations Center, 350 Wild Horse Road


  • Helps implement new research programs at the KU Field Station.
  • Provides orientation for faculty and students conducting research at the Field Station.
  • Assists with university field courses.
  • Conducts management/stewardship of Field Station lands.

Academic degrees
Completed master's level coursework, Natural Resource Management, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 1999
Certificate of completion, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Port Townsend, Wash., 1996
B.S., Natural Resource Management, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 1993


Program affiliation
KU Field Station


Areas of specialization

  • Natural resource management
  • Forestry and forest entomology


Recent publications
  • Alexander, H. M., A. W. Reed, W. D. Kettle, N. A. Slade, S. A. Bodbyl Roels, C. D. Collins, and V. Salisbury. 2012. Detection and plant monitoring programs: lessons from an intensive survey of Asclepias meadii with five observers. PLOS ONE 7(12): e52762. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052762.download pdf
  • Alexander, H. M., A.W. Reed, W.D. Kettle, N.A. Slade, S.A. Bodbyl Roels, C.D. Collins, V. Salisbury. 2012. Detection and plant monitoring programs: Lessons from an intensive survey of Asclepias meadii with five observers. PLOS ONE 7(12): e52762. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052762.
  • Busby, W. H., W. Kettle, J. Delisle, R. Moranz, S. Roels, V. Salisbury. 2010. Monitoring and habitat management for species of greatest conservation need: Anderson County Prairie Preserve. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 164:99 pp.download pdf
  • Haavik, L., F. Stephen, M. Fierke, V. Salisbury, S. Leavitt, S. Billings. 2008. Dendrochronological parameters of northern red oak (Quercus rubra Fagaceae) infested with red oak borer (Enapholodes rufulus) (Haldeman) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)). Forest Ecology and Management 255:1501-1509.
  • Kettle, W., V. Salisbury, W. H. Busby, C. C. Freeman. 2007. Ecological management plan for the Anderson County Prairie Preserve. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS 27 pp.
  • Fierke, M.K., D.L. Kinney, V. Salisbury, D.J.Crook, F.M. Stephen. 2005. A rapid estimation procedure for within-tree populations of red oak borer (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Forest Ecology and Management 215:163-168.
  • Fierke, M.K., D.L. Kinney, V. Salisbury, D.J. Crook, F.M. Stephen . 2005. Development and comparison of intensive and extensive sampling methods and preliminary within-tree population estimates of red oak borer (Coleoptera: Cerambycide) in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Environmental Entomology 34(1):184-192.
  • Stephen, F.M., V. Salisbury, F.L. Oliveria. 2003. Red oak borer, Enaphalodes rufulus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, USA: An unexpected and remarkable forest disturbance. Integrated Pest Management Reviews 6:247-252.
  • Freeman, C. C., W. H. Busby, J. Delisle, W. Kettle, K. Kindscher, H. Loring, C. Morse, V. Salisbury. 2003. A natural areas inventory of the Ft. Leavenworth Military Reservation, Leavenworth County, Kansas. II. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 117:199 pp.download pdf


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