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
New Research Garden
Tyson's newest feature, The Tyson Research Garden, is complete and ready for planting. It consists of 5 separate planting beds that are 16m x 18m and is fully fenced to keep out any hungry deer. The garden is also irrigated via rainwater. Experiments are set to begin in this new location in the spring of 2015 after the soil has fully settled. Please learn more here.
News and Events
Forest Plot Data
Data from Tyson's own 25 hectare forest plot is now available via the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute website. As you may know,
The plot joined the Smithsonian's ForestGEO network several years ago. Please click here for more information.
2014 Annual Report
Folks are always curious what goes on at a field station year round. We encourage everyone to take a look at our
2014 annual report.
Inside you will find some highlights from the year as well as spotlights on several of the research projects that take place at our facility.
Final Seminar and Potluck July 30th
The seminar on July 30th will be presented by Amanda Koltz of Duke University. Her talk
is titled The changing structure and function of arthropod food webs in a warming Arctic. You can view the schedule for the whole
As always, the seminar begins at 4 with a potluck following around 5. Please bring your favorite side dish! This summer we will be serving brats
from Todd Geisert Farms as well as the Bison Burgers we usually serve from Seven Thunder Bison Farm.