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Tyson's mission is to provide a living landscape for environmental research and education as a component of Washington University's International Center for Advanced Renewal Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES). Tyson provides:

  • A landscape-scale experimental venue for studies on ecosystem sustainability
  • A 2,000 acre outdoor laboratory for important research and teaching opportunities from Washington University and other nearby institutions
  • Research and educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students related to the environment and sustainability
 

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Featured Research and Development

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Forest Dynamics Plot
In 1981, Carol Hampe and Dr. Victoria Sork established a 4-ha, stem-mapped oak-hickory forest plot at Tyson to mirror pioneering efforts led by Drs. Stephen Hubbell and Robin Foster at Barro Colorado Island, Panama in 1980. Three decades later, Dr. Jonathan Myers (PI) has re-established the plot and expanded it to 25 hectares to provide a uniquely long-term dataset for the Ozark forest ecoregion. The site is now a node in the Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatories network (SIGEO), and serves as a comparison among other sites in the network. The project has identified over 39, 000 stems to date, and has completed a detailed topographic analysis of the entire plot (shown above).

News and Events

Seminar July 24th!
The seminar this week will be given by Steve Juliano from Illinois State University. His talk is titled "Community ecology of water-filled containers: competition, predation, and disturbance influence mosquito production". The seminar begins at 4 with a potluck BBQ to follow at 5. Please click here to view the entire schedule. Hope to see you there!

New Award!
Tyson, along with Shaw Nature Reserve, was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Service Award from the Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA) for our SIFT & TERF programs. This award is in recognition of promoting environmental education in Missouri and supporting the mission of the MEEA. Read more about the programs here.





Find more about Weather in Eureka, MO
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phone: (314)-935-8430
fax: (314)-935-8433
6750 Tyson Valley Road
Eureka MO 63025