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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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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

Tyson Faculty Seed Grant
Tyson is offering a new faculty seed grant opportunity designed to fund projects that stimulate colloborative research. Be sure to get all the details!

New Paper Alert
Here is a new paper from the ForestGeo network that includes data from the Tyson Forest Dynamics plot. This paper deals with detecting tree-mycorrhizal associations remotely. Give it a look!

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