Driving scientific discovery

Research at Tyson spans many environmental topics and includes studies on biodiversity, disease, climate change, art, and architecture. Research projects vary from single-season student projects to faculty-led experiments and long-term monitoring. The integration of our educational programs with faculty-led research at Tyson allows scientists to tackle big questions, and student apprentices to gain the expertise they need to become independent investigators with a drive for scientific discovery.

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We encourage collaboration and trans-disciplinary thinking

Critical environmental questions can best be answered by integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines. We encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary projects that build upon faculty research programs and existing landscape-scale research infrastructure. Examples of our large-scale, multi-investigator studies include effects of prescribed fire on forest ecosystems, plant-soil interactions and climate change-induced drought, and disease dynamics.


“Tyson Research Center was an integral part of my graduate
career and helped shape who I am as a professional today.”

Matt Schuler
PhD 2015

Get involved with research at Tyson

There are many ways to get involved with Tyson research projects, from high school and undergraduate fellowships, to graduate- and faculty-level research.