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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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Plant-microbial interactions
We established experimental native Tallgrass prairie communities next to the new research facility at the Tyson Research Center to test the novel hypothesis that plant-microbial interactions are the driving force underlying positive diversity-ecosystem function relationships, and that this relationship depends on the evolutionary relatedness of plant species comprising the community. We will also test how those interactions change under drought conditions. A better understanding of the mechanisms that underlie ecosystem functioning is essential to ensure that future management techniques retain the provision of multiple ecosystem services, especially in the face of a changing climate.

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 will be from Prof. Saara DeWalt on June 1st. Her talk is titled, "Good plants gone bad? The ecology and evolution of invasive plants." 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