Ecosystem Conservation

  • cows in Kansas

    Cattle grazing can have a large impact on plant community composition, resulting in altered plant productivity.

  • caterpillar on milkweed

    Invertebrate herbivores are an important, and often overlooked, driver of plant community structure and function.

  • Kansas wildflower community

    How does plant diversity promote the functioning of healthy ecosystems?

  • Spanish broom invasion

    Invasive species negatively alter the functioning of ecosystems.

  • Lupine harvest.

    How do soil microbes impact plant invasion success?