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Controlled Burn Study (Image 4)

June 10, 2010
Controlled Burn Study (Image 4) A controlled burn study at the Konza Prairie Biological Station (KPBS) in Kansas. The purpose of controlled burns is to study the effects of fire on the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. The studies are also conducted as part of the National Science Foundation-supported Konza Prairie Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program located at the facility. The Konza Prairie LTER Program is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program designed to address long-term research questions relevant to tallgrass prairie ecosystems, and the science of ecology in general. KPBS, a 3487-hectare area of native tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, is the primary site for most of the research. Further information about this and other research at Konza Station is available on the "Research" page on the station's Web site. (Date of Image: Image taken sometime between June 2004 and September 2005) [One of five related images. See Next Image.]