Spring Biodiversity Survey Participants
Spring Biodiversity Survey 2013 Participants
Kessler Sign and stand of prickly pear
KAEFS Sign
Ascelpias and Butterflies
Ascelpias & Butterflies
Mesonet Tower
Mesonet Tower
Fire Aftermath July 2012
Fire Aftermath July 2012
KAEFS Prairie and Woodlands Habitats
KAEFS Prairie & Woodlands Habitats
Kessler Homestead
Kessler Homestead
The Oldest Working Windmill in McClain County
The Oldest Working Windmill in McClain County
Cow Skull and a Wagon Wheel
Cow Skull & a Wagon Wheel

Welcome

Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station (KAEFS) is a 360 acre (146 ha)  environmental research and education facility located approximately 28 km southwest of the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. KAEFS is home to a number of long-term meteorological and biological experiments. We welcome researchers, teachers, students, organizations, and laboratory groups to visit and to use our facilities for study of the south central Great Plains environment!

Mission

The mission of the Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station (KAEFS) is to provide a venue for integrative and transdisciplinary investigations of atmospheric, ecological, and human interactions in the southern Great Plains rural landscape and to share the knowledge and information gained with the scientific community and the general public.

Vision

Our vision is for Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station (KAEFS) to be at the forefront of collaborative research and learning, serving as a national role model for transdisciplinary explorations involving natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and the arts.