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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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Lespedeza cuneata and our prairie
This prairie is used to study several questions, all involving Lespedeza cuneata (sericea lespeza). The entire 5 acre site is cut into 102 plots that are 10m x 10m. This study will look at how well the invasive lespedeza can establish in high/low nutrients and also how well it establishes when it is seeded into a freshly disturbed field vs. an established prairie. This site will also look at forb dominance and grass dominance and how that relates to invasive lespedeza establishment.

News and Events

New Paper From Tyson!
Matt Schuler, a Washington University in St. Louis graduate student, has a recently published paper in the journal Oikos that shows, with data gathered from Tyson Research Center, that more individuals drive the species-energy relations in an experimental zooplankton community. Click here for more info.

Applications for 2015
We are now accepting applications for the 2015 undergraduate field season. To learn more, please click here.

Camera Traps!
As part of a research study involving Tyson Research Center and the Smithsonian Institute, we have had an array of camera traps locked to certain trees deep into the forest. These traps are activated by motion, such as a deer walking in front of the sensor. Check out some of the images we have gotten 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