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Tyson's mission is to provide opportunities for environmental research and education for students and faculty from Washington University and beyond. Tyson provides:

  • A 2,000 acre outdoor laboratory and indoor laboratory facilities for multi-scale research and teaching
  • An environment that facilitates collaborations across disciplines and institutions
  • An integrated approach to education and outreach that immerses students and youth into faculty research programs
 

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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

2017 Tyson Summer Seminar Series
Our Summer Seminar Series schedule is available to view here. Please join us on Thursdays at 4pm in the LLC (Living Learning Center building next to Headquarters). Our next seminar on July 27th will be from Dr. Carl Cloyed: "The effects of body size and temperature on locomotor performance: combining macro- and micro-ecological approaches." Food and beverages will follow. Please bring a side dish to share!

Summer Fellowship Program
Our undergraduate summer research fellowship program began on May 22nd. We have a great group of students working with our research community. This will be one of our biggest and busiest summers to date!

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