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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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Turtle Tracking
Students from McCluer High School (Ferguson-Florissant School District) visited Tyson on Tuesday, October 14. Biology teacher Bruce Reese brought his 11th grade honors biology students to learn about movement ecology research being conducted at Tyson as part of the St. Louis Box Turtle Project. The students braved constant drizzle to track Parkey and Benton, two box turtles outfitted with VHF radio tags that allow researchers to find them on a weekly basis for data collection on health and home range. The St. Louis Box Turtle Project is a collaborative effort by the Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park, the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, and Tyson Research Center to study the movement ecology and health of Three-toed and Ornate box turtle populations (Terrapene carolina triunguis and Terrapene ornate ornata) in urban (Forest Park) and rural (Tyson) environments.

News and Events



Tyson Summer Seminar Series
The next seminar of the season is coming up on June 30th with a talk by Ben Sadd from Illinois State University titled 'Constrained by royal decree: trans-generational immunity in bumblebees and consequences for friend and foe'. As always, the talk will begin around 4 with a potluck BBQ following. Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert. Check out the entire schedule to plan out your Thursday summer fun.

New Paper Alert
Here is a new paper from the ForestGeo network that includes data from the Tyson Forest Dynamics plot. This paper deals with detecting tree-mycorrhizal associations remotely. Give it a look!

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