Learn more about Tyson News & Events
Aug 13, 2018
Postdoc Katie Westby and Tyson Director 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).
Mar 29, 2018
Thomas Van Horn, senior at WashU and alum of SIFT, TERF, and the Tyson Undergraduate Fellows programs, published new research in the Journal of Medical Entomology.
Mar 1, 2018
Congratulations to TERFer Owen Kathriner and SIFTer Margie Lodes! They placed as finalists in the Honors Division of the St. Louis Science Fair on February 24, 2018.
Mar 1, 2018
Former Tyson community member Amibeth Thompson has published the results of her Tyson-based project exploring plant-pollinator networks in Oecologia.
Feb 20, 2018
At Tyson we are always interested in thinking about ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. This semester Pete Jamerson, Tyson facilities manager, is helping students in the WashU Sustainability Exchange design a conceptual plan for Tyson to run on 100% solar energy power.
Feb 16, 2018
Evelyn Valdez-Ward has been sharing the story of how her undocumented status has affected her life as an eco-physiologist-in-training. Now a PhD student at the University of California, Irvine, she worked with Tyson researchers Scott Mangan and Claudia Stein during the summers of 2014 and 2015.
Feb 13, 2018
Feb 6, 2018
WashU Assistant Director of Environmental Studies Eleanor Pardini and her colleagues have published research from 13 years of observation of Tidestrom’s lupine at the Point Reyes National Seashore. A number of Tyson undergraduate fellows have assisted with this project over the years.
Jan 31, 2018
Tyson postdoc Katie Westby shared her passion for insects with 2nd grade students at The Biome School in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis.
Jan 23, 2018
Adalsteinsson, S.A., W.G. Shriver, A. Hojgaard, J.L. Bowman, D. Brisson, V. D'Amico, and J.J. Buler. 2018. Multiflora rose invasion amplifies prevalence of Lyme Disease pathogen, but not necessarily Lyme Disease risk. Parasites & Vectors. 11:54.
Jan 4, 2018
Check out Tyson's recent activity in our 2016-2017 annual report. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Tyson Research Center supported researchers from seven WashU departments and 22 institutions from around the US and the world.
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.
Nov 14, 2017
The annual Tyson Undergraduate Fellows Program information session was held on Tuesday, November 14. Tyson research mentors came together to talk to students about opportunities to work with them during summer 2018.
Nov 6-7, 2017
Four current and former Tyson researchers joined 41 other scientists from around the world for a workshop in Boulder, Colorado aimed at identifying current scientific priorities in fire ecology research.
Nov 2, 2017
Crandall, R.M. and T.M. Knight. Role of multiple invasion mechanisms and their interaction in regulating the population dynamics of an exotic tree. 2017. Journal of Applied Ecology. 00: 1-10.
Oct 23, 2017
Research conducted at Tyson was well represented at the Washington University 2017 Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday, October 21. Fourteen Tyson undergraduate fellows and ten TERFers shared their work from summer 2017 via 19 posters.
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.