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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

Asian Tiger Mosquito!
Dr. Kim Medley, Tyson interim director, recently published a paper on the landscape genetics of the invasive Asian tiger mosquito in the US, revealing human-aided dispersal contributing to northward range expansion. Her paper is featured in a perspective paper coming out soon in Molecular Ecology, and is discussed in a WUSTL news story.

New Research Garden
The Tyson Research Garden is now completed. It sits adjacent to our new lab building and between the two large warehouses. This site opens up a large amount of research space and we're very excited to see what goes on in this new location. To learn more, please click 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