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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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Amphibian Chytrid Fungus in Missouri
For the past several years, Tyson Interim Director Kevin Smith and Tyson/Washington U undergraduate research fellows have been studying the amphibian chytrid fungus in Missouri. In many parts of the world, amphibian chytrid causes amphibian disease, population declines, and even extinctions. But no mortality has been observed in eastern Missouri, despite the fact that chytrid occurs in about 40% of the amphibian populations that have been surveyed by Tyson researchers. The goal of the research is to identify patterns of occurrence of chytrid in Missouri ponds with respect to habitat, water chemistry, and biodiversity, which may help better understand outbreaks of chytrid in other areas.

News and Events

Seminar July 24th!
The seminar this week will be given by Steve Juliano from Illinois State University. His talk is titled "Community ecology of water-filled containers: competition, predation, and disturbance influence mosquito production". The seminar begins at 4 with a potluck BBQ to follow at 5. Please click here to view the entire schedule. Hope to see you there!

New Award!
Tyson, along with Shaw Nature Reserve, was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Service Award from the Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA) for our SIFT & TERF programs. This award is in recognition of promoting environmental education in Missouri and supporting the mission of the MEEA. Read more about the programs here.

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