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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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Lespedeza cuneata and our prairie
This prairie is used to study several questions, all involving Lespedeza cuneata (sericea lespeza). The entire 5 acre site is cut into 102 plots that are 10m x 10m. This study will look at how well the invasive lespedeza can establish in high/low nutrients and also how well it establishes when it is seeded into a freshly disturbed field vs. an established prairie. This site will also look at forb dominance and grass dominance and how that relates to invasive lespedeza establishment.

News and Events

Summer Fellowship Ends
The summer field season has come to an end. We would like to thank all of our students and researchers for making 2017 our best summer yet!

Solar Decathalon House
Tyson will soon be home to Washington University's 2017 Solar Decathalon CRETE house. Check out this story for more information.

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