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Recipients of 2014 KU Field Station grants announced

June 3, 2014 in Awards, Graduate Student Opportunity, Research

Four graduate students have received funding to support research conducted at the field station this summer.
Sunrise at the KUFS greenhouse complex in early fall.

New greenhouse at KUFS is completed!

October 25, 2013 in Education, KUERG, KU Field Station, Nutrient cycling, Research

The new, NSF-funded greenhouse complex at the KUFS is now complete! Investigators are beginning to apply to use the new facility. It is comprised of a fully climate-controlled greenhouse, a three-season greenhouse, and a headhouse. The facility's construction provides a means for investigators to develop experiments in a more controlled environment than in the field, while providing more realistic conditions for plants, soils, and microorganisms than in the lab.

Recipients of 2013 KU Field Station grants announced

May 7, 2013 in Graduate Student Opportunity, Research

Six students receive awards from the KU Field Station small grants program to support research at the field station this summer.
Camassia scilloides. Photo: Jenny Archibald

KU researcher exploring definitions of "Species"

March 13, 2013 in Research

KU researcher Jenny Archibald recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore definitions of species and better delimit the ways that human beings characterize other organisms. Dr. Archibald conducts part of her research at the University of Kansas Field Station. Read story here.

Application period now open for KU Field Station Small Grants Program

March 4, 2013 in Graduate Student Opportunity, Research

The University of Kansas Field Station, a unit of the Kansas Biological Survey, has funding available for small grants ($300-$500) to encourage undergraduate and graduate student research at our field station during 2013. Applications are due April 12, 2013. Click here for details.

Echinacea pallida

Native Medicinal Plant Research Program receives Strategic Initiative Grant

February 13, 2013 in Prairie, Research

The Native Medicinal Plant Research Program -- a collaboration between the Kansas Biological Survey and the KU Department of Medicinal Chemistry -- will receive three years of funding through KU's Strategic Initiative Grant program. The grant program, which is designed to invest in promising research projects, will provide support for researchers to continue efforts aimed at discovering and commercializing plant-based drugs and other therapies for the prevention and treatment of several forms of cancer.

Read the story here.

Eight students receive awards from the KU Field Station small grants program to support research at the field station

May 17, 2012 in Funding, Graduate Student Opportunity, Research

Eight students receive awards from the KU Field Station small grants program to support research at the field station this summer.
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Lisa Tiemann's Field Station Work Published

February 8, 2011 in KUERG, Publications, Research

Part of Lisa Tiemann's work at the KU Field Station has been published in Ecosystems. You can see the citation and obtain a pdf at the Billings lab website (http://www.kbs.ku.edu/people/staff_www/billings/index.html).

Echinacea angustifolia; more wild echinacea has been harvested in Kansas than in any other state.

Rockefeller Prairie featured in KU Giving

August 31, 2010 in Prairie, Publications, Research

The Rockefeller Prairie, a 10-acre remnant of original prairie north of Lawrence at the University of Kansas Field Station, was featured in an article on prescribed burning in the Summer 2010 issue of KU Giving from the KU Endowment Association (link to article).