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
Featured Research and Development
New Research Garden
Tyson's newest feature, The Tyson Research Garden, is complete and ready for planting. It consists of 5 separate planting beds that are 16m x 18m and is fully fenced to keep out any hungry deer. The garden is also irrigated via rainwater. Experiments are set to begin in this new location in the spring of 2015 after the soil has fully settled. Please learn more here.
News and Events
New Paper From Tyson!
Matt Schuler, a Washington University in St. Louis graduate student, has a recently published paper in the journal Oikos that shows, with data gathered from Tyson Research Center, that more individuals drive the species-energy relations in an
experimental zooplankton community. Click here for more info.
As part of a research study involving Tyson Research Center and the Smithsonian Institute, we have had an array of camera traps locked to certain trees deep into the forest.
These traps are activated by motion, such as a deer walking in front of the sensor. Check out some of the images we have gotten here.