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Research at the KU Field Station

Graduate students and staff conduct long-term research on prairie succession.

KU Field Station researchers conduct an impressive range of research in ecological and environmental science. Research has included studies of behavior, physiology, morphology, reproductive biology, pollination, genetics, predator-prey interactions, host-pathogen relationships, habitat requirements, and community and landscape ecology. Likewise, research is ongoing on the physical environment—soil, air and water—including the relationships between organisms and ecosystems with resources (nutrients and water) and pollutants.

Funds for research and development at the Field Station come from KU and multiple other sources. Field Station scientists are highly successful in obtaining research grants from such groups as the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, Kansas agencies and the private sector.

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