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Drought killing western Kansas crops also poised to kill fish

There's a temporary free-for-all at Ellis City Lake, where the same hideous drought that's killing western Kansas crops is poised to kill the fish. So many of the usual limits on fishing have been lifted to harvest fish before they die.

Predicting future algae blooms to preserve safe drinking water

Ted Harris and a team of faculty, students and staff are examining long-term water quality changes in large Kansas lakes, especially changes related to blue-green algae, which can cause harmful algal blooms (HABs).

Month of the Monarch will honor 30 years of conservation; Monarch Watch to unveil future plans

Monarch Watch has enlisted help from thousands of community scientists all over the world to fulfill its mission: Bring back the monarchs. Those dedicated to that goal will celebrate three decades of conservation work in September as the organization announces its next steps.

Senior scientist Sharon Billings named University Distinguished Professor

Billings is known nationally and internationally for working across disciplines to understand how whole systems — terrestrial ecosystems in a diversity of biomes — function and respond to environmental change.

13 students receive research awards from Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research

The research center has awarded $12,000 in funding this spring for student research to be conducted in 2022.

PHOTOS: A hike through the Breidenthal Biological Reserve

This photo feature in the Lawrence Journal-World showcases images from longtime Lawrence photographer Mike Yoder, taken during a guided tour through the Reserve, which is part of the KU Field Station.

Four researchers named recipients of the University scholarly achievement award

Four midcareer faculty members at KU, including Amy Burgin, associate professor and associate scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, will receive the University Scholarly Achievement Award.

Water quality of Lake Miola to be monitored

Ted Harris, Kansas Biological Survey assistant research professor and assistant scientist, and his team will monitor Lake Miola, a City of Paola water body, throughout 2022 to better understand seasonal changes in water quality.

KU professors in biology, engineering and pharmacy named as AAAS fellows

Three University of Kansas professors, including Sharon Billings, senior scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a distinct honor within the scientific community.

Experts advancing research on crustaceans, coronaviruses and drug design receive KU achievement awards

KU named three recipients of these special annual awards, including Christopher Rogers, associate research professor at the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, who received the Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award.

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