Discover Tyson Research Center

We provide opportunities for environmental research and education for students and faculty from Washington University and beyond. Our infrastructure and programs facilitate multi-scale research and teaching opportunities and collaboration across disciplines, institutions, and levels of academic training.


Explore our recent news and achievements

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"Tyson Research Center provides a unique setting for ecologists to explore big questions with ambitious projects."

Jonathan Myers
Associate Professor of Biology
Washington University in St. Louis


Our infrastructure supports a variety of research and education activities. Learn about the tools and facilities that we offer, from microcosms in the lab to large-scale field experiments.

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Natural resources

Tyson has a variety of ecosystems, resulting from the geology, topography, hydrology and historical disturbances of the area. Discover the features, species, and processes that make Tyson unique.

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sustainable operations

We have implemented a number of sustainability initiatives, ranging from new environmentally friendly buildings to retrofitting older systems to run efficiently. Learn about the steps we've taken.

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Browse our 2017-18 Annual Report

In this report, we highlight research productivity from a subset of our active investigators and share examples of multi-disciplinary work being conducted at Tyson.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, investigators from 12 Washington University departments and 23 institutions conducted research at Tyson. Browse the report to learn more about our 2017-2018 activity.