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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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Lespedeza cuneata and our prairie
This prairie is used to study several questions, all involving Lespedeza cuneata (sericea lespeza). The entire 5 acre site is cut into 102 plots that are 10m x 10m. This study will look at how well the invasive lespedeza can establish in high/low nutrients and also how well it establishes when it is seeded into a freshly disturbed field vs. an established prairie. This site will also look at forb dominance and grass dominance and how that relates to invasive lespedeza establishment.

News and Events

Asian Tiger Mosquito!
Dr. Kim Medley, Tyson interim director, recently published a paper on the landscape genetics of the invasive Asian tiger mosquito in the US, revealing human-aided dispersal contributing to northward range expansion. Her paper is featured in a perspective paper coming out soon in Molecular Ecology, and is discussed in a WUSTL news story.

New Research Garden
The Tyson Research Garden is now completed. It sits adjacent to our new lab building and between the two large warehouses. This site opens up a large amount of research space and we're very excited to see what goes on in this new location. To learn more, please click 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