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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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Effects of herbivore preferences
Do feeding preferences of generalist herbivores differ for native and exotic tree species and what are the consequences for tree species establishment and community composition in forests? To address these questions, we combine a field experiment with feeding trials in the laboratory. Across different forest sites at the Tyson Research Center, we set up a factorial combination of deer and snail exclosures to test the relative importance of those two guilds of herbivores for tree species community composition.

News and Events

Summer 2015
Everyone here at Tyson Research Center is set for another great summer of field work and camaraderie. It's shaping up to be a great season.

Seminar and Potluck June 4th
The seminar on June 4th will be presented by Roland Kays of The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. His talk is titled Citizen science camera trapping: scaling up mammal surveys. You can view the schedule for the whole season here. As always, the seminar begins at 4 with a potluck following around 5. Please bring your favorite side dish! This summer we will be serving brats from Todd Geisert Farms as well as the Bison Burgers we usually serve from Seven Thunder Bison Farm.



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