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
New Research Garden
Tyson's newest feature, The Tyson Research Garden, is complete and ready for planting. It consists of 5 separate planting beds that are 16m x 18m and is fully fenced to keep out any hungry deer. The garden is also irrigated via rainwater. Experiments are set to begin in this new location in the spring of 2015 after the soil has fully settled. Please learn more here.
News and Events
Everyone here at Tyson Research Center is set for another great summer of field work and camaraderie. It's shaping up to be a great season.
Seminar and Potluck June 4th
The seminar on June 4th will be presented by Roland Kays of The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. His talk
is titled Citizen science camera trapping: scaling up mammal surveys. You can view the
schedule for the whole season here. As always, the seminar begins at 4 with a potluck following around 5.
Please bring your favorite side dish! This summer we will be serving brats from Todd Geisert Farms as well as the Bison Burgers we usually serve from Seven Thunder Bison Farm.