Climate Change Predicted to Reduce Size, Stature of Dominant Midwest Plant, Study Finds -- Photo 2 (image) Kansas State University Share Print E-Mail Caption In the Midwest, big bluestem can grow to four to six feet tall. Kansas State University researchers and a collaborative team found that climate change could reduce its height by up to 60 percent in the next 75 years. Credit Kansas State University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.