Research

Prairie Fork Update: December 2021

The tallgrass prairie of North America is an imperiled ecosystem that has been the subject of considerable restoration effort and research in the past two decades. While native prairie plant species are purposely introduced during restoration, prairie invertebrates, including native bees (Anthophila), are not and must colonize from surrounding remnants. ...

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Prairie Fork Update: November 2021

The tallgrass prairie of North America is an imperiled ecosystem that has been the subject of considerable restoration effort and research in the past two decades. While native prairie plant species are purposely introduced during restoration, prairie invertebrates, including native bees (Anthophila), are not and must colonize from surrounding remnants. ...

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Comparing Native Bee Communities on Reconstructed and Remnant Prairie in Missouri

The tallgrass prairie of North America is an imperiled ecosystem that has been the subject of considerable restoration effort and research in the past two decades. While native prairie plant species are purposely introduced during restoration, prairie invertebrates, including native bees (Anthophila), are not and must colonize from surrounding remnants. ...

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Comparing prairie reconstruction chronosequences to remnants

Prairie reconstruction has become a common method for reestablishing tallgrass prairie communities in the central United States. With the objective of creating plant communities that approximate remnant (reference) prairies, managers are interested in identifying: (1) best methods for reconstructing reference community conditions; (2) the rate of change in plant communities through time following reconstruction; and (3) species present in remnant...

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Seed Phenology and Burning Regimes

This project is directly related to long-term goals of education and habitat restoration noted in the PFCA Area Plan. Restoration of prairie natural communities listed under Natural History Goals and habitat restoration of prairie/savanna/Ozark border on 70% of PFCA under Wildlife Goals will require the development of local seed sources. ...

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