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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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Natural pond surveys
Surveys of ponds throughout the vicinity are being collated into a large database including land-use, water chemistry, and a variety of biotic variables. An emerging collaboration between Tyson researchers (Dr. Kevin Smith, Amber Burgett, Beth Biro), Saint Louis University Researchers (Dr. Jason Knouft), the University of Missouri (Dr. Ray Semlitsch and colleagues), and the Missouri Department of Conservation is using this survey to document amphibian communities and their responses to physio-chemical and biotic variables.

News and Events

Tyson in the News
Here is a terrific update on West Nile virus featuring input from Tyson's own Joseph LaManna. Check it out.

Forest Plot Data
Data from Tyson's own 25 hectare forest plot is now available via the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute website. As you may know, The plot joined the Smithsonian's ForestGEO network several years ago.

2014 Annual Report
Tyson's 2014 annual report is now available. Inside we present highlights from the past year and spotlights on research projects at Tyson.

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phone: (314)-935-8430
fax: (314)-935-8433
6750 Tyson Valley Road
Eureka MO 63025