General Site Information
Site ID:US-Kon
Site Name:Konza Prairie LTER (KNZ)
Tower Team: PI: Nathaniel Brunsell <> - Kansas University
AncContact: Clenton Owensby <> - Kansas State University
DataManager: Jeff Delaroy <> - Kansas University
Technician: Jeff Taylor <> - Kansas State University
Elevation (m):330
IGBP:GRA (Grasslands)
Climate Koeppen:Cfa (Humid Subtropical: mild with no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):12.77
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):867
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   7 years (Duration: 2006 - 2012)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   177 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246068
Description:Burned on an annual basis. Bison reintroduced in 1987. Experimental cattle herds in 1992
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
B. T. Danner; A. K. Knapp. 2003. Abiotic constraints on the establishment of Quercus seedlings in grasslandGlobal Change Biology. 9:2, 266-275. Reference
D. J. Bremer; J. M. Ham. 1999. Effect of spring burning on the surface energy balance in a tallgrass prairieAgricultural and Forest Meteorology. 97:1, 43-54. Reference
D. P. Turner; S. Urbanski; D. Bremer; S. C. Wofsy; T. Meyers; S. T. Gower; M. Gregory. 2003. A cross-biome comparison of daily light use efficiency for gross primary productionGlobal Change Biology. 9:3, 383-395. Reference
D. P. Turner; W. B. Cohen; R. E. Kennedy; K. S. Fassnacht; J. M. Briggs. 1999. Relationships between leaf area index and Landsat TM spectral vegetation indices across three temperate zone sitesRemote Sensing of Environment. 70:1, 52-68. Reference
J. M. O. Scurlock; K. Johnson; R. J. Olson. 2002. Estimating net primary productivity from grassland biomass dynamics measurementsGlobal Change Biology. 8:8, 736-753. Reference
M. A. H. Antunes; E. A. Walter-Shea; M. A. Mesarch. 2001. Test of an extended mathematical approach to calculate maize leaf area index and leaf angle distributionAgricultural and Forest Meteorology. 108:1, 45-53. Reference
M. D. Smith; D. C. Hartnett; G. W. T. Wilson. 1999. Interacting influence of mycorrhizal symbiosis and competition on plant diversity in tallgrass prairieOecologia. 121:4, 574-582. Reference
P. B. Reich; D. P. Turner; P. Bolstad. 1999. An approach to spatially distributed modeling of net primary production (NPP) at the landscape scale and its application in validation of EOS NPP productsRemote Sensing of Environment. 70:1, 69-81. Reference

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