Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)/KBS018: Kellogg Biological Station HerbariumEntry ID: LTER_KBS018
Abstract: LTER - Long-Term Ecological Research Program/Kellogg Biological
LTER/KBS018 (Summary adapted from the LTER Core Data Set Catalog):
The KBS Herbarium contains over 6,000 specimens, with emphasis on various lifeforms of plants in southwestern Michigan.
The 1,000 ha W.K. Kellogg Biological Station has been administered by Michigan State University as a primary research facility since ... its 1929 deeding to the university by Kellogg. In its early years the Station was devoted to wildlife, forestry, and soil conservation research; during the past 20 years a research emphasis on ecology, production agronomy, and forest genetics has led to well-established and internationally recognized programs in each of these fields. The mission of the Station, supported by 10 year-round resident faculty from several university departments, in addition to campus-based faculty and visiting scientists, puts a primary emphasis on maintaining an environment for interdisciplinary research in ecology, agriculture, and natural resources.
KBS LTER research topics include ecological interactions underlying the productivity and environmental impact of production-level cropping systems; patterns, causes, and consequences of microbial, plant, and insect diversity in agricultural landscapes; gene transfer, community dynamics and biogeochemical fluxes.
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Start Date: 1940-05-04
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: kgross at kbs.msu.edu
Email: kgross at lternet.edu
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station 3700 East Gull Lake Dr. Michigan State University
City: Hickory Corners
Province or State: MI
Postal Code: 49060
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18