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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


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 in the News
Tyson Director Kim Medley has recently started a new outreach project in the city of St Louis.

Forest Plot Data
Data from Tyson's own 25 hectare forest plot is now available via the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute website. As you may know, The plot joined the Smithsonian's ForestGEO network several years ago.

2014 Annual Report
Tyson's 2014 annual report is now available. Inside we present highlights from the past year and spotlights on research projects at Tyson.

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