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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.

Echinacea isn't itself anymore

This New York Times interview with Kelly Kindscher, Kansas Bio Survey & Center for Ecological Research senior scientist, explores the subject of whether Echinacea varieties developed for the garden have the same ecosystem benefits provided by the native species.

KU scientists receive $3 million as part of project to restore native and agricultural ecosystems

Five University of Kansas researchers are part of a multi-institutional team awarded a five-year, $12.5 million National Science Foundation grant focused on the restoration of native prairie and agricultural ecosystems. Collaborators include eight organizations and 26 scientists and educators.

Climate change is breeding blue-green algae and costing Kansans to fix stinky water

This NPR story broadcast by KMUW in Wichita, Kan., discusses algae blooms in Kansas reservoirs and the monitoring of Clinton Lake outside Lawrence, as well as other water bodies, by Kansas Biological Survey researchers.

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