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Kansas and Oklahoma Scientists Collaborate at
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Project PI: Leonard Krishtalka, KU and Walter Dodds, KSU

Since Kansas and Oklahoma share the Flint Hills tall grasslands, it makes sense for the scientists in the two states to share information with one another. Kansas and Oklahoma EPSCoR initiatives are helping them to do just that.
About 45 scientists from the two states gathered on April 2 and 3, 2008, at the Flint Hills Ecology from Top to Bottom Retreat, organized by Oklahoma EPSCoR and the Understanding and Forecasting Ecological Change, Kansas EPSCoR initiative.
The attendees began their retreat with a day at the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve in Pawhuska, OK and finished with a day at the Konza Prairie Biological Station in Manhattan, KS. Topics included conservation, disease modeling, linking biotic-climate interactions in a modeling context, and remote sensing for ecological applications.
Disciplines represented at the retreat included food and agricultural science, ecology and evolutionary biology, landscape architecture, conservation, natural resources, biology, fungal ecology, plant biology, plant virology, biochemistry and molecular biology, plant pathology, and disease ecology.

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