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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

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