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Encyclopedia > Kellogg Biological Station

Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), Michigan State University's largest off-campus education complex, is located by Gull Lake between Kalamazoo, Michigan and Battle Creek, Michigan (about 65 miles from the main campus). Many of the facilities there were originally built by Will Keith Kellogg of Kellogg's cereal, after whom the station is named. KBS includes nearly 16.5 square kilometres of land; combined with nearby state lands and preserves, allow for large-scale studies by the biologists there. Additionally, the National Science Foundation has a Long-Term Ecological Research site at KBS. Michigan State University Michigan State University is a university in East Lansing, Michigan near the state capital of Lansing. ... Kalamazoo is a city located in Kalamazoo County in southwest Michigan. ... Battle Creek is a city in Calhoun County, Michigan. ... Will Keith Kellogg, usually referred to as W. K. Kellogg, (April 7, 1860 – October 6, 1951) was a U.S. industrialist in food manufacturing. ... For other things with Kellogg in the name, see Kellogg (disambiguation). ... Cereal crops are mostly grasses cultivated for their edible seeds (actually a fruit called a caryopsis). ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... A biologist is a scientist devoted to and producing results in biology through the study of organisms. ... The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency responsible for supporting basic science research mainly by providing research funding. ...


Every year, KBS offers classes to undergraduate and graduate students in biology-related fields, including the Enhancing Linkages between Mathematics and Ecology (ELME) program, which consists of three weeks of math and four weeks of field work. Main article: Life There are many universal units and common processes that are fundamental to the known forms of life. ... Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space and change. ...


External links

  • KBS Main Page
  • ELME Program

 
 

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