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 Lab Building
Construction of our new 4,000 ft2 lab building is nearly complete! The building has a store front design, intended to facilitate access from individual labs to our adjacent research garden being built this winter. The building was constructed under an existing warehouse structure, which reduces the energy required to cool the building during our busy summer months.
News and Events
Tyson In The News!
Here is an excellent write-up in the Post-Dispatch about the Tyson Forest Dynamics Plot being rolled into the Smithsonian Institution's global forest network. Please click here to read. Jonathan Myers and Marko Spasojevic (Tyson Postdoctoral Fellow) recently received a grant to conduct this research. More info.
The turtle team, led by Stephen Blake, also made the news in this terrific story and video clip.
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.