One of the best things about working at Kansas State University is access to the nearby Konza Prairie Biological Station. This site has been an LTER site since 1980 with bird data dating to 1981.


In 2017, Alice assumed responsibility for collecting breeding bird line-transect data, and in 2016, initiated a new long-term monitoring effort of the winter bird community and spring passage migrants. Unlike the breeding bird data, this new effort uses mark-recapture on permanent plots to assess demographic parameters, and provides an excellent platform for student training, physiological studies, and outreach. In August 2018, we were funded by the National Science Foundation for studies of the population and community ecology of birds of the Konza Prairie.

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