Konza Prairie LTER graduate students receive national recognition for work on grassland insects

Network News Spring 2000, Vol. 13 No. 1
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Two Kansas State University graduate students won top awards for their presentations of Konza Prairie LTER research at the national Entomological Society of America meeting, held December 12-16 in Atlanta, Georgia. David Stagliano and Clint Meyer received first and second place awards, respectively, for best oral presentations in the area of insect behavior and ecology.

David Stagliano's presentation was titled "Aquatic insect production and functional structure in a tallgrass prairie headwater stream" and Clint Meyer's presentation was "Secondary production and energetics of a dominant grass-feeding grasshopper in a tallgrass prairie."

Both students are pursuing MS degrees in Entomology at KSU under the direction of LTER scientists Matt Whiles and Ralph Charlton.