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 Research Garden
Tyson's newest feature, The Tyson Research Garden, is complete and ready for planting. It consists of 5 separate planting beds that are 16m x 18m and is fully fenced to keep out any hungry deer. The garden is also irrigated via rainwater. Experiments are set to begin in this new location in the spring of 2015 after the soil has fully settled. Please learn more here.
News and Events
Tyson Faculty Seed Grant
Tyson is offering a new faculty seed grant opportunity designed to fund projects that stimulate colloborative research. Be sure to get all the
New Paper Alert
Here is a new paper from the ForestGeo network that includes data from the
Tyson Forest Dynamics plot. This paper deals with detecting tree-mycorrhizal associations remotely. Give it a look!