The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station has been a destination for ecological research projects measured in decades, not months or years. Now, KBS-based research focused on sustainable agriculture has a permanent, long-term home.
In 2020, KBS became a funded member of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Long-term Agroecosystem Research Network, or LTAR, a partnership of 18 premier long-term research sites across the United States. Though KBS has been in the network since 2015, funding was secured last spring.
The related research housed at KBS will focus on production, farmer decision-making, soil and water protection, climate regulation, pollination and pest regulation, economics, and biodiversity.