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.
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.
Thirteen KU students receive Undergraduate Research Awards for fall
LAWRENCE — This fall, 13 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.
The Commons announces return of Red Hot Research with adaptations in fall 2021
Red Hot Research will return this fall to the University of Kansas in a different setting. Events in the series will take place Fridays in The Commons’ main hall with a reception to follow in Weaver Courtyard in an effort to offer space for collegial exchange in an open-air setting.
KU announces recipients of Keeler Intra-University Professorships for 2021-2022
Five University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2021-22 academic year.
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.