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STRIPs Biodiversity Research

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Dr. Farnaz Kordbacheh

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Students and Post-docs
Postdoc Research Associate
Area of Expertise: 
Agricultural Ecology

Infographic on STRIPS Benefits

The STRIPS team designed an infographic (right) and one page description of the measured benefits of prairie strips benefits for soil, water quality, and wildlife, based on the team's experimental research at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge.  

Research Overview

Helmers-Watkins-Liebman NSNWRThe STRIPS project began in 2003, when Iowa State University scientists began discussing the opportunity to test the effects of integrating restored prairie in crop fields with managers at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Together, the scientists and refuge managers established four different treatments on 12 small watersheds at Neal Smith in 2007. As of 2012, we're now also working on a growing number of commercial farm fields across Iowa and northern Missouri. Read more about the research background, farmer collaborators, and research topics here.

Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore

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Lead Contacts
STRIPS Communications Lead
Professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: 
Ecology, Human-Landscape Interactions

Dr. Laura L Jackson

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Director, Tallgrass Prairie Center
Professor of Biology, University of Northern Iowa
Area of Expertise: 
Prairie Reconstruction, Plant Ecology, Restoration Ecology