Call for Papers

Thu, Jan 30, 2020 1:00 PM CST
KNRC 2020
Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan, Manhattan
This year's plenary session theme:
“Conservation During Extremes: Cultivating Ecosystem Resilience” 
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.
This is the first call for oral and poster presentations for the Kansas Natural Resources Conference January 30-31, 2020 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kansas.


 Oral Presentations:
  • Oral presentations will be 15 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes for questions and shifting to a new presenter.
  • Oral presentations are limited to Microsoft PowerPoint; no other formats will be accepted.
  • Please note oral presentations now have only a 20 minute total time slot, and may be scheduled for concurrent sessions Thursday afternoon Jan. 30, or any time Friday Jan. 31. 

Poster Presentations:
  • Poster presentations will occur Thursday evening Jan. 30, during the evening social
  • Posters should be no more than 4 by 4 feet. 

Scholarships available:
  • Students giving oral presentations are eligible for a limited number of scholarships to help pay for the conference registration on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Students giving wildlife presentations or posters 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 be eligible for the oral presentation scholarship, and if they would like to enter the oral or poster wildlife contest at the bottom of the submitted abstract. 

Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference program.

Additional information can be found on the conference website at
Email abstract information as a Microsoft Word attachment to: Keith Harmoney

Direct questions regarding this call for papers to: 

Kansas State University - ARCH 
1232 240th Avenue 
Hays, KS 67601 
785-625-3425 ext. 221

Abstracts must be submitted electronically
using the format & instructions below:

Kansas Natural Resources Conference Abstract Submittal Instructions: 

 Provide all required information as one Word document. 
 Provide the presentation title, author(s) name, and contact author’s address and email. 
 Provide the text of the abstract, no more than 200 words
 Authors will be notified of the status of their submission via email by December 1, 2019. 
 Email abstract as a Microsoft Word attachment to Keith Harmoney at: 


Abstract Example:

A Comparison of Stocking Systems for Shortgrass Rangeland 

Matt I. Maidup, Keith R. Harmoney, and Harv Jansonius. Kansas State University Ag Research Center – Hays, 1232 240th Ave., Hays, KS 67601 | 785-625-3425 | 

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. 

Format: Oral 

Student Registration Scholarship: Yes 

Student Wildlife Contest: No 
The KNRC is a joint meeting of the following Kansas Conservation Organizations:
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Contact Dan or Deb for details.
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