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.


Our 2019 Tyson Summer Seminar Series schedule is posted here.

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.