Dec 7, 2017
The scientific value of ForestGEO plots like the one at Tyson are explained in the October issue of Tropicos, the newsletter of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Oct 19, 2017
Joshua Blodgett, assistant professor of biology and Tyson researcher, knows that bats may not rank high on most people’s lists of lovable creatures. However, that has not stopped him from researching how to combat white-nose syndrome (WNS), an infectious disease that is wiping out bat populations across North America.
Oct 17, 2017
Over the past two years, more than 100 Washington University in St. Louis students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the School of Engineering & Applied Science have worked with industry partners to design, fabricate and now finally construct CRETE House. The structure will be permanently installed at Tyson as a residence for visiting scientists.
Oct 11, 2017
A study by Tyson researcher Brent Williams and colleagues casts doubt on warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfires. The results will be beneficial to scientists for fine-tuning climate models and satellite retrieval algorithms. It also will assist several federal agencies working to understand wildfires.
Sep 28, 2017
Tyson was featured in the September 2017 issue of BIOrhythms, a newsletter for undergraduate biology majors. Undergraduates interested in spending the summer as part of the Tyson research community are welcome to attend an information session on Tuesday, November 14 from 5:00-7:00 pm in DUC 234.
Aug 28, 2017
A recent episode of Nine Network's Living St. Louis explored how bioengineers are using green techniques to restore a critical part of LaBarque Creek. Tyson director Kim Medley and The Nature Conservancy's Steve Harrington provide insight into the need for the restoration project and what they hope to achieve.
Jul 24, 2015
The bungalows of Bittner Avenue in the north St. Louis neighborhood of Baden will be torn down this summer, victims of chronic flooding. The demolition is another loss for Baden, a once-vibrant neighborhood with a shrinking tax base. Yet this close-knit community is determined to turn things around with the assistance of a team of Washington University in St. Louis researchers.
Oct 27, 2014
Kim Medley and her colleagues at the University of Central Florida turned to the new discipline of landscape genetics to reconstruct the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) invasion. Correlating genetic patterns with landscape patterns, they concluded that the mosquito had traveled by human-aided “jump” dispersal followed by slower regional spread.
Dec 4, 2013
A 60-acre (25-hectare) plot in Washington University in St. Louis’ Tyson Research Center has been named a Forest Global Earth Observatory, or ForestGEO. The oak-hickory forest in the rolling foothills of the Ozarks joins a network of 51 long-term forest study sites in 23 countries, including eight others in the United States.
Nov 22, 2013
Stephen Blake, a visiting scientist who studies the 'movement ecology' of giant tortoises, uses box turtles to coax St. Louis kids back in the woods. Tyson high school and undergraduate fellows play a role in the St. Louis Box Turtle Project as they track Tyson turtles during warm weather months.