Kansas Biological Survey

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The Kansas Biological Survey (KBS) is a research and service center of the University of Kansas (KU) and an agency of the State of Kansas. Its programs and activities are outlined below along with key phrases for information retrieval.


Applied Science And Technology for Reservoir Assessment

The ASTRA Initiative of the Kansas Biological Survey provides critical information concerning the status and conditions of Kansas reservoirs. ASTRA activities focus on expanding its reservoir information database to provide state and local officials with the facts needed to make informed decisions about the safety, supply, and reliability of our valuable water resources.

Kansas Applied Remote Sensing

KARS conducts research on applications of remote sensing technology to a broad array of environmental and agricultural issues. KARS works to facilitate technology transfer of products and services derived from remote sensing technologies to commercial, governmental, and other end users.

Kansas Natural Heritage Inventory

KSNHI's mission is to collect, manage, and disseminate information about the biological diversity of the state, emphasizing the plants, animals, and natural communities that are sensitive, threatened, or endangered. These data are made available to a wide variety of users to provide early notice of potential natural resource conflicts, to guide public and private land use decisions, and to develop conservation priorities.

KU Ecosystems Research Group

KUERG is a consortium of researchers who seek to understand how terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems around the world function. KUERG comprises faculty, post-docs, and students who explore Earth's vegetation, soil, water, and climate using a diversity of approaches, particularly in the context of climate change and land use.

University of Kansas Field Station

The University of Kansas Field Station (KUFS) is managed by the Kansas Biological Survey. It is dedicated to field-based environmental research and education. Faculty, students, and the general public use the 3400 acres of diverse native and managed habitats, experimental systems, support facilities, and long-term databases to undertake an exceptional array of scholarly activities and to provide environmental educational opportunities for people of all ages.