KUERG is a consortium of researchers who seek to understand how terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems around the world function.
The University of Kansas Ecosystem Research Group comprises faculty, post-docs, and students who explore Earth’s vegetation, soil, water, ice, and climate using a diversity of approaches. We seek to understand terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and their interactions with each other and the atmosphere, particularly in the context of climate change and land use. We also explore the linkages between climate, atmospheric composition, and ice dynamics. We work in the grasslands, rivers, and croplands of North America’s Central Plains, the temperate and boreal forests of the U.S. and Canada, the rivers of China and Australia, the Pacific Ocean, and in Greenland and Antarctica. Many of us conduct integrative studies across multiple systems to elucidate broad patterns of community development and nutrient, water, and carbon use, as well as Earth’s responses to climate.
Individuals interested in learning more about KUERG are welcome to browse these pages, or to contact Dr. Sharon Billings.