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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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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

Stop Honeysuckle
Tyson Research Center has recently been involved with a campaign to spread awareness of the exotic/invasive plant bush honeysuckle. To that end, Dr. Kim Medley and Travis Mohrman have written a white paper detailing current information regarding the plant and the most effective control strategies. Please check it out here.

New Research Garden
The Tyson Research Garden is now completed. It sits adjacent to our new lab building and between the two large warehouses. This site opens up a large amount of research space and we're very excited to see what goes on in this new location. To learn more, please click here.





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