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.