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May 15, 2019
New research from Tyson scientists shows that larvae of the invasive Asian rockpool mosquito consume parasites that might otherwise infect the native eastern tree-hole mosquito.
May 3, 2019
A trio of WashU engineering students is helping to expand the solar power-generating capabilities at Tyson Research Center, which has frequent outages. They credit their work at the center with helping them develop the real-world skills needed to engineer such a complex project.
Mar 4, 2019
Using salvaged parts and ingenuity, Pete Jamerson and Tim Derton created a brining system to treat snow and ice covered roads during the winter. Brining is an increasingly popular road treatment method that provides an alternative to the heavy use of environmentally harmful rock salt.
Feb 20, 2019
WashU graduate student Cassie Vernier has published a paper in the journal eLife from her research on honeybees raised and observed at Tyson. Her research investigates the mechanisms that generate a honeybee’s ability to recognize group members.
Feb 8, 2019
Former Undergraduate Fellow Anna Liang and her Tyson All-Star coauthors have published a paper on how snail herbivory affects seedling establishment in the forest. The study used a combination of lab trials, field studies in the deer exclosures, and census data from the ForestGEO plot.
Feb 7, 2019
For those who knew her, Georgette was a feisty drifter who lived and died in Forest Park. She was also somewhat of a local celebrity. The three-toed box turtle was one of the oldest subjects in the St. Louis Box Turtle Project.
Jan 30, 2019
Researchers at Tyson Research Center offer insight into how both insects are surviving the Polar Vortex that has gripped most of the Midwest and eastern United States.
Jan 28, 2019
The Tyson Conservation Corps (TCC) is a new student volunteer crew dedicated to conservation and ecological restoration. Students in TCC get hands-on training and experience in habitat restoration and long-term research and monitoring techniques through work on a variety of projects along side Tyson staff scientists and other professionals in the field.
Jan 9, 2019
Tyson Research Center has joined forces with Professor Whitney Anthonysamy (St. Louis College of Pharmacy) to make St. Louis a study area in the Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN).
Nov 15, 2018
Dr. Kim Medley gave an invited lecture on recent mosquito research in her lab group entitled, “City mosquito, country mosquito: ecology and evolution in the Anthropocene.”
Nov 13, 2018
Dr. Solny Adalsteinsson, Tyson staff scientist, gave a presentation to the Missouri Master Naturalist Confluence Chapter about ticks and tick-borne diseases in Missouri.
Nov 11, 2018
Tyson researchers, Katie Westby and Lexie Beckermann, traveled to Vancouver, BC, Canada November 11-14 to present their research at the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America.
Oct 29, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Micah Stanek will be joining the Tyson community! His summer project will engage two undergraduate fellows at the intersection of ecological research and design of human environments.
Oct 29, 2018
Tyson-based research was represented by 16 posters at the Washington University Fall 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium on October 27.
Sep 30, 2018
Derek McFarland, 2018 Tyson Undergraduate Fellow and SLU McNair Scholar, won first prize and $1,000 for his presentation at the 19th National Role Models Conference in Washington, D.C.
Sep 24, 2018
Tyson staff headed to the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park for the 53rd annual meeting of the Organization of Biological Field Stations, September 19-21. With a theme of “Partnerships and Collaboration”, several sessions were dedicated to developing relationships, engaging community, and building networks.
Aug 13, 2018
Katie Westby and Kim Medley have a new paper in PLOS One. The project is the result of a unique collaboration with Associate Professor Katie Costanzo at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. After months of planning remotely, Costanzo traveled to Tyson to run an experiment in the Medley Lab.
Aug 3, 2018
We had 25 undergraduates and 12 high school students actively participating on 7 research teams this summer. St. Louis Public Radio reporter, Shahla Farzan, spent an afternoon with one of our teams learning about their research and interviewing students about their summer experience.
Jul 27, 2018
Tyson Undergraduate Fellow and McNair Scholar Derek McFarland presented his research, "Prevalence of Babesia sp. parasites in a population of Carolina Wrens," at the Saint Louis University McNair Summer Research Symposium.
Jul 12, 2018
A simple email request from undergraduate fellow Hayley Huntley has spurred the return of community music making on Thursday evenings at Tyson. "I wanted to reignite this tradition because both music and science are a big part of my life."
Jul 5, 2018
Learn more about the excellent collaboration between Tyson Research Center and The Nature Conservancy to restore a degraded section of LaBarque Creek. This project was recently featured in WashU's The Ampersand.
Jun 13, 2018
A wildlife biologist and ecologist, Owen was a professor at Washington University from 1956 to 1998 and a key advocate for the purchase of the 2,000-acre Tyson property in 1963. He served as director of Tyson from 1996-99.
May 24, 2018
We have kicked off the summer field season at Tyson! For our first Thursday seminar Jonathan Myers hosted Brian Sedio of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
May 16, 2018
WashU senior Thomas Van Horn recently had his publication in the Journal of Medical Entomology featured in Entomology Today! A member of the Tyson community since 2012, Thomas participated in all three of Tyson's field research training programs and is now headed to the WashU School of Medicine.
May 8, 2018
The room was packed at the Daniel Boone Branch of the St. Louis County Library as Tyson Staff Scientist Dr. Solny Adalsteinsson gave a public talk on ticks, tick-borne diseases in Missouri, and prevention strategies.
May 3, 2018
Tyson Staff Scientist Dr. Solny Adalsteinsson and Director Dr. Kim Medley comment on the implications of a recent study of lone star tick abundance.
Apr 13, 2018
Erin Carroll, Hanusia Higgins, and Leslie Sterling, 2017 Tyson Undergraduate Fellows, presented posters on their research at the WashU Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Apr 10, 2018
Rachel Becknell has been quite busy with some large machines as she sets up two bays of the research garden for her PhD dissertation project. When finished, she will have established 88 1m x 1m prairie plant communities with four different underlying soil microbial communities.
Apr 5, 2018
Former Tyson undergraduate fellows Maya Dutta and Emma Waltman are part of the Washington University Climate Change Program (WUCCP).