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Impact assessment of the Lawrence waste water treatment plant on the Wakarusa River: follow-up assessment. Central Plains Center for BioAssessment

This two-year study continues the chemical and biological monitoring of the Wakarusa River that we performed in 2013-2015 prior to the City of Lawrence’s new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) coming into operation in 2018. That 2013-2015 baseline study fulfilled a pre-discharge monitoring requirement for the discharge permit that the City obtained from the Kansas Department of Environment and Health.

Infrastructure Management, Streams, Water Resources
2020 Jan-1 to 2021 Jan-1
Debbie Baker Aquatic Ecology Douglas County Kansas
  1. Debbie Baker
  2. Ted Harris
Sediment coring for HAB trends at Webster and Kanopolis reservoirs.

Kansas Water Office, 2019-2020, $100,000. “Sediment coring for HAB trends at Webster and Kanopolis  reservoirs.” PI: T.D. Harris.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Ted Harris
  1. Ted Harris
    Contribution: 
    PI
Greater prairie chicken interstate working group planning and coordination Kansas Applied Remote Sensing

Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, 2019-2021, $252,878.  “Greater prairie chicken interstate working group planning and coordination.” PI: M. Houts.

2019 Jan-1 to 2021 Jan-1
Mike Houts
  1. Mike Houts
    Contribution: 
    PI
Collaborative Research: The role of ecological heterogeneity in a long-term grassland restoration experiment.

National Science Foundation LTREB, 2019-2024, $529,242. “Collaborative Research: The role of ecological heterogeneity in a long-term grassland restoration experiment.” PI: S.G. Baer.

2019 Jan-1 to 2024 Jan-1
Sara Baer
  1. Sara Baer
    Contribution: 
    PI
Fungal community structure and enzymatic profiles are shaped by soil horizon and land management in a tallgrass prairie.

Mycological Society of America, 2019-2020. Fungal community structure and enzymatic profiles are shaped by soil horizon and land management in a tallgrass prairie. PI: B.A. Sikes.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Benjamin Sikes
  1. Benjamin Sikes
    Contribution: 
    PI
Mosquito Taxonomic Identification.

Battelle Memorial Institute, 2019. Mosquito Taxonomic Identification. PI: D.C. Rogers.  

2019 Jan-1 D. Christopher Rogers
  1. D. Christopher Rogers
    Contribution: 
    PI
Connections among aquatic microbiomes and water quality degradation.

NSF-EPSCoR, $43,395, 2019-2020. Connections among aquatic microbiomes and water quality degradation. PI: J. Brewer. Co-I: T. Loecke.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Terry Loecke
  1. Terry Loecke
    Contribution: 
    Co-I
Vouchered Echinacea specimen collections.

Herbalife Nutrition, $4,536, 2019-2020. Vouchered Echinacea Specimen Collections. PI: K. Kindscher.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Kelly Kindscher
  1. Kelly Kindscher
    Contribution: 
    PI
Ethnobotany and Plant Conservation Education Program.

Kingsbury Family Foundation, $70,000, 2019-2022. Ethnobotany and Plant Conservation Education Program. PI: K. Kindscher.

2019 Jan-1 to 2022 Jan-1
Kelly Kindscher
  1. Kelly Kindscher
    Contribution: 
    PI
Legume-rhizobia mutualism as a driver of grassland composition and community resistance to invasion.

USDA-NRFI, 2019-2021. Postdoctoral Fellowship: Legume-rhizobia mutualism as a driver of grassland composition and community resistance to invasion. PI: S. Magnoli. Co-PI: J.D. Bever.

2019 Jan-1 to 2021 Jan-1
Jim Bever
  1. Jim Bever
    Contribution: 
    Co-PI
  2. Susan Magnoli
    Contribution: 
    PI
Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: American Crossroads: Digitizing the Vascular Flora of the South-Central United States

Oklahoma State University and NSF, 2019-2020, $78,867. “Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: American Crossroads: Digitizing the Vascular Flora of the South-Central United States.” PI: C.C. Freeman.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Craig C. Freeman
  1. Craig C. Freeman
    Contribution: 
    PI
Indian Creek wastewater impact assessment study.

Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment, 2019-2020, $14,880. “Indian Creek Wastewater impact assessment study.” PI: A. Burgin.

 

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Amy Burgin
  1. Amy Burgin
    Contribution: 
    PI
Alexios Reference Lake assessment study.

Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment, 2019-2020, $13,817. “Alexios Reference Lake assessment study.” PI: A. Burgin.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Amy Burgin
  1. Amy Burgin
    Contribution: 
    PI
Designing models to forecast how biogeochemical fluctuations in soil systems govern soil development, terrestrial water storage and ecosystem nutrient fluxes.

National Science Foundation RAISE-SitS, 2018-2020, $372,359 (of grant total $708,562). “Designing models to forecast how biogeochemical fluctuations in soil systems govern soil development, terrestrial water storage and ecosystem nutrient fluxes.” PI: P. Sullivan. Co-PIs: S.A. Billings, L. Flores, D. Hirmas, L. Li.

2018 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Sharon Billings
  1. Contribution: 
    PI
    Person name (if not KBS employee): 
    P. Sullivan
  2. Sharon Billings
    Contribution: 
    Co-PI
Extending our knowledge base of the human and natural forcings of critical zone dynamics and evolution at the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory.

National Science Foundation, 2018-2019, $95,000. “Extending our knowledge base of the human and natural forcings of critical zone dynamics and evolution at the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory.” PI: S.A. Billings.
 

2018 Jan-1 to 2019 Jan-1
Sharon Billings
  1. Sharon Billings
    Contribution: 
    PI
Characterizing Kansas River flows, literature and data synthesis.

United States Army Corps of Engineers, 2018-2019, $24,269. “Characterizing Kansas River flows, literature and data synthesis.” PI: D. Baker.

2018 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Debbie Baker
  1. Debbie Baker
    Contribution: 
    PI
Bathymetric surveys of Council Grove and Marion reservoirs and harmful algal bloom (HAB) sediment coring at Milford Lake. Reservoir Assessment Program

Kansas Water Office, 2018, $100,000. “Bathymetric surveys of Council Grove and Marion reservoirs and harmful algal bloom (HAB) sediment coring at Milford Lake.” PI: T. Harris. Co-PIs: J. Kastens, J. deNoyelles and E. Martinko.

2018 Jan-1 Ted Harris
  1. Contribution: 
    PI
  2. Jude Kastens
    Contribution: 
    Co-PI
  3. Contribution: 
    Co-PI
  4. Contribution: 
    Co-PI
P cycling in Milford Lake sediments.

Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment, 2018-2019, $18,000. “P cycling in Milford Lake sediments.” PI: A. Burgin.

2018 Jan-1 to 2019 Jan-1
Amy Burgin
  1. Amy Burgin
    Contribution: 
    PI
Funding for hosting 2018 Great Plains Limnology Conference at the KU Field Station. University of Kansas Field Station

University of Kansas Research Excellence Fund (CME: conference fund), 2018, $1000. “Funding for hosting 2018 Great Plains Limnology Conference at the KU Field Station." PI: T. Harris. Co-PIs: J. deNoyelles and S. Campbell.

2018 Jan-1 Ted Harris
  1. Ted Harris
    Contribution: 
    PI
  2. Contribution: 
    Co-PI
  3. Scott Campbell
    Contribution: 
    Co-PI
Kansas River, Sustainable Rivers Program – Identification of Environmental Flows to Support the Native Aquatic Community Central Plains Center for BioAssessment

CPCB assisted The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Army of Engineers in the Sustainable Rivers Program (SRP) for the Kansas River.

Streams, Water Resources 2018 Jan-1 Debbie Baker Aquatic Ecology Data Acquisition, Products and Services

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