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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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Natural pond surveys
Surveys of ponds throughout the vicinity are being collated into a large database including land-use, water chemistry, and a variety of biotic variables. An emerging collaboration between Tyson researchers (Dr. Kevin Smith, Amber Burgett, Beth Biro), Saint Louis University Researchers (Dr. Jason Knouft), the University of Missouri (Dr. Ray Semlitsch and colleagues), and the Missouri Department of Conservation is using this survey to document amphibian communities and their responses to physio-chemical and biotic variables.

News and Events

Seminar July 24th!
The seminar this week will be given by Steve Juliano from Illinois State University. His talk is titled "Community ecology of water-filled containers: competition, predation, and disturbance influence mosquito production". The seminar begins at 4 with a potluck BBQ to follow at 5. Please click here to view the entire schedule. Hope to see you there!

New Award!
Tyson, along with Shaw Nature Reserve, was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Service Award from the Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA) for our SIFT & TERF programs. This award is in recognition of promoting environmental education in Missouri and supporting the mission of the MEEA. Read more about the programs here.





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