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Tyson's mission is to provide opportunities for environmental research and education for students and faculty from Washington University and beyond. Tyson provides:

  • A 2,000 acre outdoor laboratory and indoor laboratory facilities for multi-scale research and teaching
  • An environment that facilitates collaborations across disciplines and institutions
  • An integrated approach to education and outreach that immerses students and youth into faculty research programs
 

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Featured Research and Development

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Forest Dynamics Plot
In 1981, Carol Hampe and Dr. Victoria Sork established a 4-ha, stem-mapped oak-hickory forest plot at Tyson to mirror pioneering efforts led by Drs. Stephen Hubbell and Robin Foster at Barro Colorado Island, Panama in 1980. Three decades later, Dr. Jonathan Myers (PI) has re-established the plot and expanded it to 25 hectares to provide a uniquely long-term dataset for the Ozark forest ecoregion. The site is now a node in the Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatories network (SIGEO), and serves as a comparison among other sites in the network. The project has identified over 39, 000 stems to date, and has completed a detailed topographic analysis of the entire plot (shown above).

News and Events

2017 Tyson Summer Seminar Series
Our Summer Seminar Series schedule is available to view here. Please join us on Thursdays at 4pm in the LLC (Living Learning Center building next to Headquarters). Our next seminar on July 27th will be from Dr. Carl Cloyed: "The effects of body size and temperature on locomotor performance: combining macro- and micro-ecological approaches." Food and beverages will follow. Please bring a side dish to share!

Summer Fellowship Program
Our undergraduate summer research fellowship program began on May 22nd. We have a great group of students working with our research community. This will be one of our biggest and busiest summers to date!

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