Photos: Konza burns hotter in the summer

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Debbie Sunerour, research technician for biology at K-State, moves her head away from the flames as Greg Zolnerowich, professor of entomology, finishes the burn line of a 'watershed' on the Konza Prairie on July 26, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)

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The crew of volunteers helping on a burn for the Konza Prairie Biological Station meet at an office on the property to listen to instructions for the evening burn of watershed 'SuA' and 'SuB' on July 26, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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A water truck rushes by smoke that builds on a plot of land, called a "watershed," on July 26, 2016 as the Konza Prairie Biological Station performs an evening burn. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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Greg Zolnerowich, professor in entomology, emerges with a waterhose from the smoke on a burn of a watershed on the Konza Prairie on July 26, 2016. The Konza Prairie Biological Station performed the burn as research into different burning times and the effect it has on the ecosystem of the Konza Prairie. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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Smoke billows from fire on a watershed portion of the Konza Prairie on July 26, 2016. The Konza Prairie Biological Station peformed an evening burn for research related to grazing patterns and summer months for burning. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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Patrick O'Neal, (right) burn coordinator for the Konza Prairie Biological Station, stands with Rory O'Conner, (middle) graduate student in biology, and Luke Eckert, (left) senior in entrepreneurship on a watershed to the southend of the Konza Prairie reserve on July 26, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)

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Evert Nelson graduated in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2016. He worked as Photo Editor for the Summer 2016 Collegian and 2012 Royal Purple Yearbook. He also worked as staff photojournalist and reporter during his time as student.