Josh Blodgett is saving bats from deadly fungus

Josh Blodgett is saving bats from deadly fungus

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.

CRETE House debuts at Solar Decathlon 2017 (video)

CRETE House debuts at Solar Decathlon 2017 (video)

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.

Jonathan Myers comments on new findings about tropical forest biodiversity

Jonathan Myers comments on new findings about tropical forest biodiversity

Oct 12, 2017

In an article for Inside Science, WashU ecologist and Tyson researcher Jonathan Myers shares his thoughts about new research on how year-round flowering influences tropical forest biodiversity. The findings complement the work Jonathan and his colleagues recently published in Science.

Brent Williams and colleagues publish study of wildfire particulates

Brent Williams and colleagues publish study of wildfire particulates

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.

Nine Network features innovative LaBarque Creek bank renovation at Tyson Annex (video)

Nine Network features innovative LaBarque Creek bank renovation at Tyson Annex (video)

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.

Tyson collaborates on urban ecology project in North St. Louis

Tyson collaborates on urban ecology project in North St. Louis

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.

Tyson director and colleagues publish landscape genetics study of Asian tiger mosquito invasion

Tyson director and colleagues publish landscape genetics study of Asian tiger mosquito invasion

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.

Tyson Forest Dynamics Plot joins international network (video)

Tyson Forest Dynamics Plot joins international network (video)

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.

Tyson turtles are part of the St. Louis Box Turtle Project (video)

Tyson turtles are part of the St. Louis Box Turtle Project (video)

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.