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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
 

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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

New Grant Opportunity!
Tyson has a new faculty seed grant designed to fund projects that stimulate interdisciplinary field research here on site. The deadline for proposals is March 1st. More details

New Deadwood Paper Release!
Here is an exciting new paper from the Tyson Forest-GEO Plot on patterns, mechanisms, and implications of deadwood movement over three decades.

New Fire Paper Release!
Here is another new paper from the Tyson community. This one deals with the possible indirect benefits to certain invasive species from fire.

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