University of Kansas Field Station


The University of Kansas Field Station, the biological field station of the University of Kansas, was established in 1947. The field station is composed broadly of three elements: land, people, and information. The land—3400 acres in ten tracts—includes diverse habitats and specialized research facilities. The prairies, forests, wetlands, ponds, laboratories, gardens, and large-scale field studies on field station lands provide the platform for research and education programs.

Scientists, students, teachers, managers, administrators, and friends are the human element of the Field Station. The time, talent, and creative energy of this diverse group provide the intellectual foci for the extraordinary programs of research and environmental education.

Information is the third component of the Field Station. Information is the foundation upon which we advance science, confirming past findings and exploring new ideas. Results from previous research, data from ongoing studies, and archives such as biological specimens, samples, and photographs provide the baseline for research.

Our mission

The mission of the University of Kansas Field Station is to foster scholarly research,                             environmental education, and science-based stewardship of natural resources.

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KU Field Station Summer Short Course Series: 2014