Washington University in St. Louis
Wade by a glade


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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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Tyson Glade Project
The experimental glade creations on Tyson are used to ask questions about why certain plants do or do not live in glades of different shapes and sizes. In total, we created almost 25 acres of glade. That area is broken into small, medium and large glades that are either round or star shaped. This study looks at the influences of size, edge effects, and dispersal ability on the overall plant community. We are also looking at population growth and other demographic patterns of rare and glade endemic plants. Eventually, after we put all this information together, we’ll have learned a lot about the process of restoring glades and how best to promote the establishment and survival of rare and endemic plants. This is a long term project that will hopefully be a part of Tyson’s future for many decades to come. It will also provide many opportunities for student, post-doc and collaborative research.

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 will be from Prof. Saara DeWalt on June 1st. Her talk is titled, "Good plants gone bad? The ecology and evolution of invasive plants." 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