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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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Deer Exclosures
During the winter of 2010, Tyson staff built a series of 8 deer exclosures that are 50m x 50m fenced, with an unfenced control of equal size on one side. These exclosures will allow Tyson researchers to document the recovery of the forest understory following the removal of the previously abundant white-tailed deer. In addition, several other projects are underway that will utilize these exclosures, including measuring tick abundances, and their disease prevalence, with and without the deer.

News and Events

Tyson Summer Seminar Series
The next seminar of the season is coming up on June 2nd with a talk by Laura Burkle from Montana State University titled 'The smell of climate change: alterations to floral volatiles and pollinator attraction'. As always, the talk will begin around 4 with a potluck BBQ following. Check out the entire schedule to plan out your Thursday summer fun.

LaManna et al. publish paper on negative density dependence
Tyson post-doc Joe LaManna and colleagues, including Washington University Assistant Professor in Biology Jonathan Myers, published work from the Tyson Forest Dynamics Plot in a recent issue of Ecology Letters.

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Eureka MO 63025