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Membership Information

Join the Great Plains Natural Science Society today!

You can join the Great Plains Natural Science Society (GPNSS) by completing the membership application form and sending it with payment to:

      Dr. Jonathan A. Jenks
      The Prairie Naturalist
      410 Sunset Lane
      Brookings, SD 57006

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Jonathan Jenks.

The GPNSS provides its members with the following:

  • Professional Networks — GPNSS members include wildlife managers, researchers, conservation practitioners, academics, students, and anybody interested in the Great Plains.
  • The Prairie Naturalist — published since 1969, The Prairie Naturalist is a scientific journal covering research on the North American grasslands and their biota. Research topics include articles investigating Great Plains community and landscape ecologies, species-specific population dynamics, mammalogy, ornithology, invertebrate zoology, herpetology, ichthyology, botany, animal behavior, infectious diseases, and biostatistics.
  • Meetings and Conferences — GPNSS co-hosts an annual meeting with the Central Mountains and Plains Section of The Wildlife Society, which includes presentations by a diverse group of professionals on current research, policy issues, and management practices. Additionally, the GPNSS will be hosting annual symposia (beginning August 2011) covering a variety of topics impacting the Great Plains.
  • A quarterly electronic newsletter (beginning 2011) that provides membership with information on association meetings, professional meetings, editor updates, current events, and news of GPNSS members.
  • Educational field trips designed to inform the general public and members on the biota, topography, and natural beauty of the Great Plains region.