The mission of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) is to increase understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and their linkages to society. We do this by conducting and supporting research in ecology, evolutionary biology, agriculture, and conservation biology across the continuum of basic to applied research.
KBS provides research opportunities for visiting researchers from the MSU campus and around the world. Research projects may or may not be related to existing work at KBS, but should be consistent with the KBS mission.
KBS has 14 MSU Faculty from both the College of Natural Science and the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. See their individual faculty websites to learn more their research interests. The following sites provide lists of scientific publications:
Examples of current research projects led by KBS faculty
NSF Long-term Ecological Research Site: https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/research/areas-of-research/
DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center: https://www.glbrc.org/research/sustainable-cropping-systems
Microbial ecology of plant rhizospheres: http://rhizosphere.msu.edu/
Examples of research projects led by visiting researchers
David Lowry, Dept. Plant Biology, MSU: The genetic basis of adaptation across a latitudinal gradient in switchgrass
Will Wetzel, Dept Entomology, MSU: The effects of biotic and abiotic heterogeneity on plant-herbivore interactions
Christopher Steiner, Wayne State Univ.: The impacts of dispersal and genetic diversity on the stability of environmentally forced metacommunities
Lars Brudvig, Dept. Plant Biology, MSU: Resolving drivers of variation in grassland community assembly and restoration