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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


Featured Research and Development

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Amphibian Chytrid Fungus in Missouri
For the past several years, Tyson Interim Director Kevin Smith and Tyson/Washington U undergraduate research fellows have been studying the amphibian chytrid fungus in Missouri. In many parts of the world, amphibian chytrid causes amphibian disease, population declines, and even extinctions. But no mortality has been observed in eastern Missouri, despite the fact that chytrid occurs in about 40% of the amphibian populations that have been surveyed by Tyson researchers. The goal of the research is to identify patterns of occurrence of chytrid in Missouri ponds with respect to habitat, water chemistry, and biodiversity, which may help better understand outbreaks of chytrid in other areas.

News and Events

Stop Honeysuckle
Tyson Research Center has recently been involved with a campaign to spread awareness of the exotic/invasive plant bush honeysuckle. To that end, Dr. Kim Medley and Travis Mohrman have written a white paper detailing current information regarding the plant and the most effective control strategies. Please check it out here.

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.

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phone: (314)-935-8430
fax: (314)-935-8433
6750 Tyson Valley Road
Eureka MO 63025