Konza Prairie LTER site

Konza Prairie LTER siteWithout periodic fire, the tallgrass prairies of central North America would disappear into a woodland/shrub habitat. At the NSF-funded Konza Prairie LTER site in Kansas, researchers seek to understand the interplay of prairie and fire by subjecting sixty experimental plots to short- and long-term intervals of burning.

Photo by: Alan K. Knapp/Kansas Sate University