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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 Paper From Tyson!
Matt Schuler, a Washington University in St. Louis graduate student, has a recently published paper in the journal Oikos that shows, with data gathered from Tyson Research Center, that more individuals drive the species-energy relations in an experimental zooplankton community. Click here for more info.

Camera Traps!
As part of a research study involving Tyson Research Center and the Smithsonian Institute, we have had an array of camera traps locked to certain trees deep into the forest. These traps are activated by motion, such as a deer walking in front of the sensor. Check out some of the images we have gotten here.



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