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Tyson's mission is to provide opportunities for environmental research and education for students and faculty from Washington University and beyond. Tyson provides:

  • A 2,000 acre outdoor laboratory and indoor laboratory facilities for multi-scale research and teaching
  • An environment that facilitates collaborations across disciplines and institutions
  • An integrated approach to education and outreach that immerses students and youth into faculty research programs
 

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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

2017 Tyson Summer Seminar Series
Our Summer Seminar Series schedule is available to view here. Please join us on Thursdays at 4pm in the LLC (Living Learning Center building next to Headquarters). Our next seminar on June 22nd will be from Prof. Nick Haddad: "Reconnecting nature." Food and beverages will follow. Please bring a side dish to share!

Summer Fellowship Program
Our undergraduate summer research fellowship program began on May 22nd. We have a great group of students working with our research community. This will be one of our biggest and busiest summers to date!

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