University of Kansas Field Station
KBS awarded $350,000 to enhance communications systems at Field Station
Published on October 16, 2013 by Jennifer Delisle
Tags: Funding, KU Field Station
This is an extensive project involving the installation of fiber optic cable from a terminus near the Lawrence airport to the Field Station, and the development of hard-wired and wireless connections. Investigators will work closely with KU IT to develop plans for the installation. The plan will include connectivity for current facilities and projects (geohydrology research site on the Robinson Tract, new caretaker house, Armitage Education Center, weather station, new NSF greenhouse complex and several other research projects). It also will provide capability to support additional projects and sites in the future.
Bryan Foster is principal investigator. Co-principal investigators are Dean Kettle, Sharon Billings, Dan Hirmas (Dept. of Geography) and Val Smith (Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Cooperating investigators are Helen Alexander (Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), Nate Brunsell (Dept. of Geography), Jim Butler (Kansas Geological Survey), and Jerry deNoyelles.