University of Kansas Field Station

W. Dean Kettle

Contact Information

Phone 785-864-1540
Fax 785-864-1534
Email
Office 153 Higuchi

Unit Affiliations

KUFS

Personal Website

Curriculum Vitae

Detail

Specialty

Community Ecology

Background

Dean Kettle earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1982.

Research Interests

Dr. Kettle's research interests focus on natural resource management, planning, and conservation.

Research

Mead's Milkweed

Mead's milkweed (Asclepias meadii) population dynamics

Jan. 1988 - present KU Field Station
Photo Credit: Vaughn Salisbury

Monitoring and habitat management for species of greatest conservation need: Anderson County Prairie Preserve

Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2010 Anderson County Prairie Preserve

Prairie restoration and outreach in Eastern Kansas--Phase II

Jan. 2007 - Dec. 2009 Eastern Kansas

Enhancement of research and education facilities at the university of Kansas Field Station

Jan. 2005 - Dec. 2008 KU Field Station

Maps

Kansas University Field Station (KUFS)

May 9, 2016 Jefferson County
Patch Burn Grazing Plan - Anderson County Prairie Preserve

Patch Burn Grazing Plan - Anderson County Prairie Preserve

March 10, 2010 Anderson County

Published Works

Ashworth, S., W. Kettle, K. Dobbs. 2010. Response of herbaceous plant community after removal of woody vegetation in a tallgrass prairie restoration. Proceedings of the 22nd North American Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, August 2010.
Busby, W. H., W. Kettle, J. Delisle, R. Moranz, S. Roels, V. Salisbury. 2010. Monitoring and habitat management for species of greatest conservation need: Anderson County Prairie Preserve. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 164:99 pp.
Alexander, H.M., N.A. Slade, W. Kettle, G. Pittman, A.W. Reed. 2009. Detection, survival rates and dynamics of a cryptic plant, Asclepias meadii: Applications of mark-recapture models to long-term monitoring studies. Journal of Ecology 97:267-276.
Kettle, W., V. Salisbury, W. H. Busby, C. C. Freeman. 2007. Ecological management plan for the Anderson County Prairie Preserve. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS 27 pp.
Wang, J., P.M. Rich, K. Price, W. Kettle. 2005. Relations between NDVI, grassland production, and crop yield in the central Great Plains. GeoCarto International 20(3):5-11. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/co...
Kettle, W., W. H. Busby, J. Delisle, C. C. Freeman, K. Kindscher, C.M. Morse. 2005. Fieldwork and activities in support of integrated natural resource management planning at Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS.
Wang, J., P.M. Rich, K. Price, W. Kettle. 2004. Relations between NDVI and tree productivity in the central Great Plains. International Journal of Remote Sensing 25(16):3127-3138.
Slade, N.A., H. M. Alexander, W. Kettle. 2003. Estimation of population size and probabilities of survival and detection in a population of Mead's milkweed. Ecology 84(3):791-797.
Freeman, C. C., W. H. Busby, J. Delisle, W. Kettle, K. Kindscher, H. Loring, C. Morse, V. Salisbury. 2003. A natural areas inventory of the Ft. Leavenworth Military Reservation, Leavenworth County, Kansas. II. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 117:199 pp.
Kettle, W., K. Kindscher, J. Delisle. 2002. Preliminary analysis of historic vegetation along the Marais des Cygnes River (Kansas). Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 106.
Kettle, W., R. Hagen, J. deNoyelles, E. A. Martinko. 2001. The University of Kansas Field Station and Ecological Reserves: A Half Century of Research and Education. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Miscellaneous Publication Number 9:68 pp.
Kettle, W., P.M. Rich, K. Kindscher, G. Pittman, P. Fu. 2000. Land-use history in ecosystem restoration: A 40-year study in the prairie-forest ecotone. Restoration Ecology 8(3):307-317.
Kettle, W., H. M. Alexander, G. Pittman. 2000. An 11-year ecological study of a rare prairie perennial: Implications for monitoring and management. American Midland Naturalist 144:66-77.
Foster, J., W. Kettle. 1999. Distribution of mound-building ants on native and restored northeastern Kansas prairies. Prairie Naturalist 31:21-31.
Alexander, H. M., N.A. Slade, W. Kettle. 1997. Application of mark-recapture models to estimation of the population size of plants. Ecology 78(4):1230-1237.
deNoyelles, J., S.L. Dewey, D. Huggins, W. Kettle. 1994. Aquatic mesocosms in ecological effects testing: Detecting direct and indirect effects of pesticides. Aquatic Mesocosm Studies in Ecological Risk Assessment. Boca Raton, FL:Lewis Publishers, Inc.. 577-603.
Chapman, S.B., W. Kettle, P.M. Rich. 1993. Assessing shrub distribution and impact in tallgrass prairie using aerial and ground-based mapping. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Technical Papers Volume 2, Remote Sensing:13-20.
Howick, G.L., J.M. Giddings, J. deNoyelles, L.C. Ferrington Jr., W. Kettle. 1992. Rapid establishment of test conditions and trophic-level interactions in 0.04-hectare earthen pond mesocosms. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 11:107-114.
Freeman, C. C., W. Kettle, K. Kindscher, R.E. Brooks, V.C. Varner, C.M. Pitcher. 1991. Vascular plants of the Kansas Ecological Reserves. Ecology and Hydrogeology of the Kansas Ecological Reserves and Baker University Wetlands:Open-file Report 91-35 Edition. Lawrece, KS:Kansas Geological Survey. 23-45.
Kettle, W., D.O. Whittemore. 1991. Ecology and Hydrology of the Kansas Ecological Reserves and Baker Wetlands. Ecology and Hydrology of the Kansas Ecological Reserves and Baker Wetlands. Lawrence, KS:Kansas Geological Survey. 1-125.
Kettle, W. 1991. Kansas Ecological Reserves--An overview. Ecology and Hydrology of the Kansas Ecological Reserves and Baker Wetlands. Lawrence, KS:Kansas Geological Survey. 20-22.
Fitch, H., W. Kettle. 1991. Mammals of the Kansas Ecological Reserves. Ecology and Hydrology of the Kansas Ecological and Baker Wetlands. Kansas Geological Survey. 60-63.
Kettle, W., J. deNoyelles. 1990. Determination of herbicide-induced alterations of aquatic habitats in Kansas. Department of the Interior No. 272:53 pp.
deNoyelles, J., G.L. Howick, J.M. Giddings, L.C. Ferrington Jr., W. Kettle. 1990. A technique for establishing pond mesocosms for whole ecosystem toxicity testing: Rationale and evaluation. North American Benthological Society 1-6.
deNoyelles, J., W. Kettle, C.H. Fromm, M.F. Moffett, S.L. Dewey. 1989. Use of experimental ponds to assess the effects of a pesticide on the aquatic environment. Using Mesocosms to Assess Ecological Risk of Pesticides: Theory and Practice. Entomological Society of America Miscellaneous Publication. 41-56.
Fitch, H., W. Kettle. 1988. Kansas Ecological Reserves (University of Kansas Natural Areas). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 9(1-2):30-36.
Kettle, W., M.F. Moffett, J. deNoyelles. 1987. Vertical distribution of zooplankton in an experimentally acidified lake containing a metalimnetic phytoplankton peak. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 44(Suppl.1):91-95.
Kettle, W., J. deNoyelles, B.D. Heacock, A.M. Kadoum. 1987. Diet and reproductive success of bluegill recovered from experimental ponds treated with atrazine. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 38:47-52.
Kettle, W., J. deNoyelles. 1986. Effects of cadmium stress on the plankton communities of experimental ponds. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 3(4):433-443.
Hambright, K.D., R.J. Trebatoski, R.W. Drenner, W. Kettle. 1986. Experimental study of the impacts of bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) on pond community structure. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 43(6):1171-1176.
deNoyelles, J., W. Kettle. 1985. Experimental ponds for evaluating bioassay predictions. Validation and Predictability of Laboratory Methods for Assessing the Fate and Effects of Contaminants in Aquatic Ecosystems. Philadelphia, PA:American Society for Testing Materials. 91-103.
Drenner, R.W., J.R. Mummert, J. deNoyelles, W. Kettle. 1984. Selective particle ingestion by a filter-feeding fish and its impact on phytoplankton community structure. Limnology and Oceanography 29:941-948.
Drenner, R.W., S.B. Taylor, X. Lazzaro, W. Kettle. 1984. Particle-grazing and plankton community impact of an omnivorous cichlid. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 113:397-402.
Fitch, H., V.R. Fitch, W. Kettle. 1984. Reproduction, population changes and interactions of small mammals on a natural area in northeastern Kansas. University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Occasional Paper 109:1-37.
Kettle, W., H. Fitch. 1983. Field research and prairie investigations at the University of Kansas. North American Prairie Conference 107-112.
deNoyelles, J., W. Kettle. 1983. Site studies to determine the extent and potential impact of herbicide contamination in Kansas waters. Kansas Water Resources Research Institute Contribution No. 239:1-37.
Fitch, H., W. Kettle. 1983. Ecological succession and changes in vegetation and small mammal population on a natural area of northeastern Kansas. North American Prairie Conference 117-121.
Drenner, R.W., J.R. Mummert, J. deNoyelles, W. Kettle. 1982. Selective utilization of large phytoplankton by a freshwater planktivore. Transactions of the American Geophysical Union 63:939.
Drenner, R.W., J. deNoyelles, W. Kettle. 1982. Selective impact of filter-feeding gizzard shad on zooplankton community structure. Limnology and Oceanography 27(5):965-968.
deNoyelles, J., W. Kettle, D.E. Sinn. 1982. The responses of plankton communities in experimental ponds to atrazine, the most heavily used pesticide in the United States. Ecology 63:1285-1293.
deNoyelles, J., W. Kettle, A.M. Kadoum. 1982. Plankton responses in experimental ponds to atrazine, the most heavily used pesticide in the United States. Environmental Protection Agency 14 pp.
Kettle, W., H. Fitch. 1981. 22-year prairie management report (Kansas). Journal of Restoration and Management Notes 1:9-10.
Kettle, W., J. deNoyelles, C.H. Lei. 1980. Oxygen consumption of zooplankton as affected by laboratory and field cadmium exposures. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 25:547-553.
deNoyelles, J., W. Kettle. 1980. Experimental pond studies demonstrating the development of responses to a herbicide (atrazine) resulting from altered interactions among plankton species. Environmental Protection Agency 50 pp.
deNoyelles, J., W. Kettle. 1980. Herbicides in Kanas waters--evaluations of the effects of agricultural runoff and aquatic weed control on aquatic food chains. Department of the Interior No. 219:40 pp.
Kettle, W., W.J. O'Brien. 1978. Vulnerability of arctic zooplankton species to predation by small lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 35(11):1495-1500.