Monday, September 12, 2022

Call for Papers - KNRC 2023

The plenary session and oral concurrent sessions will begin February 9, with poster presentations to follow.  More concurrent sessions and the Kansas Conservation Champion Award will take place February 10, 2023. 

The plenary session will address the theme:

“The Role of Trees in Kansas - Revisited”

Oral and poster presentations by professionals and students on any natural resource-related topic of importance to Kansas and the region will be considered. Past topics have included aquatic species, rangeland, wildlife, and forest and riparian issues, but are NOT limited to these categories. Accepted abstracts will be published within an event program booklet.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are due December 9, 2022.  Accepted oral presentations need to be completed and submitted prior to February 3, 2023 for uploading into topic sessions.  Accepted poster presentations will be allowed a 4 ft X 4 ft space for each poster. Oral and poster presenters will be required to register for the conference. 

Students giving oral presentations are eligible for one of 20 scholarships to waive the registration fee for the conference.  Students with accepted oral presentations will receive a scholarship on an abstract first submitted, first served basis.   

Students giving wildlife oral or poster presentations are also eligible to compete for student awards sponsored by the Kansas Chapter of The Wildlife Society.  Students should include a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ statement indicating if they would like to enter the wildlife contest within the submitted online abstract form. 

Direct questions regarding this call for papers to: Keith Harmoney Kansas State University - ARCH
1232  240th Avenue
Hays, KS  67601
785-625-3425 ext. 221
785-623-9499 cell

Kansas Natural Resources Conference Abstract Submittal

  • Provide the presenter’s email, name, affiliation, and presentation title, provide only names of other collaborators.
  • Provide the presentation type, wildlife contest entry, and the abstract (no more than 200 words).
  • Authors will be notified of the status of their submission via email by December 15, 2022.  


Abstract Example:
Presenter Email:
Presentation Title:   A Comparison of Stocking Systems for Shortgrass Rangeland
Presenter Name:   Matt I. Maidup,
Collaborators Names:  H. Janson, and J.R. Jagg

Presenter Employer/Agency/University:    
Kansas State University Ag Research Center Hays, 1232  
240th Ave. 
Hays, KS  67601   

I am a:  Student                      
Presentation Type:  Oral                     
Wildlife Contest Entry:  No

Abstract:    A comparison of animal gains and vegetation trends was made from 2002-2008 between a continuous season-long stocking (SLS) system and a modified intensive-early stocking system with late season grazing (IES 1.6X + 1) on shortgrass native rangeland of western Kansas.  Average daily gains and total animal gain were different between the continuous season-long stocked and the intensive-early stocked animals during the first half of the grazing season. No difference was found between average daily gain and total animal gain for the continuous season-long stocked and intensive-early stocked with late season grazing animals during the last half of the season. Total individual animal gain and average daily gain was not different between the continuous season-long stocked and the intensive-early stocked system animals that were on pasture the entire grazing season. Total beef gain on a land area basis (85 vs. 68 lb/acre, P=0.008) was greater for the modified intensive-early stocked system with late season grazing with greater early animal densities.  Changes in residual biomass and most key vegetation components at the end of the grazing season were not different between the two systems.