Monarch butterfly numbers plummet despite recovery last winter, but 1 year never tells the whole story
The number of monarch butterflies that have survived the migration to Mexico this fall appears to have plummeted.
What if Jacuzzi-like water jets could save a lake? Scientists will try it in Kansas
Reservoirs that feed the Kansas River during times of drought are filling up with mud. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has an idea to slow the process.
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.
Three students to compete for Udall Scholarships
Three students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the environment. KU’s nominees: