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
New Research Garden
Tyson's newest feature, The Tyson Research Garden, is complete and ready for planting. It consists of 5 separate planting beds that are 16m x 18m and is fully fenced to keep out any hungry deer. The garden is also irrigated via rainwater. Experiments are set to begin in this new location in the spring of 2015 after the soil has fully settled. Please learn more here.
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.