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Tyson's mission is to provide a living landscape for environmental research and education as a component of Washington University's International Center for Advanced Renewal Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES). Tyson provides:

  • A landscape-scale experimental venue for studies on ecosystem sustainability
  • A 2,000 acre outdoor laboratory for important research and teaching opportunities from Washington University and other nearby institutions
  • Research and educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students related to the environment and sustainability
 

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Featured Research and Development

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Effects of herbivore preferences
Do feeding preferences of generalist herbivores differ for native and exotic tree species and what are the consequences for tree species establishment and community composition in forests? To address these questions, we combine a field experiment with feeding trials in the laboratory. Across different forest sites at the Tyson Research Center, we set up a factorial combination of deer and snail exclosures to test the relative importance of those two guilds of herbivores for tree species community composition.

News and Events

Tyson Summer Seminar Series
The next seminar of the season is coming up on July 21st with a talk by Lisa McCauley from The Nature Conservancy Arizona titled 'Climate change vulnerability of grassland species'. As always, the talk will begin around 4 with a potluck BBQ following. Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert. Check out the entire schedule to plan out your Thursday summer fun.

New Paper Alert
Here is a new paper from the ForestGeo network that includes data from the Tyson Forest Dynamics plot. This paper deals with detecting tree-mycorrhizal associations remotely. Give it a look!

Find more about Weather in Eureka, MO
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phone: (314)-935-8430
fax: (314)-935-8433
6750 Tyson Valley Road
Eureka MO 63025