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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


Featured Research and Development

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Plant-microbial interactions
We established experimental native Tallgrass prairie communities next to the new research facility at the Tyson Research Center to test the novel hypothesis that plant-microbial interactions are the driving force underlying positive diversity-ecosystem function relationships, and that this relationship depends on the evolutionary relatedness of plant species comprising the community. We will also test how those interactions change under drought conditions. A better understanding of the mechanisms that underlie ecosystem functioning is essential to ensure that future management techniques retain the provision of multiple ecosystem services, especially in the face of a changing climate.

News and Events

Tyson Faculty Seed Grant
Tyson is offering a new faculty seed grant opportunity designed to fund projects that stimulate colloborative research. Be sure to get all the details!

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!

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phone: (314)-935-8430
fax: (314)-935-8433
6750 Tyson Valley Road
Eureka MO 63025