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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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Turtle Tracking
Students from McCluer High School (Ferguson-Florissant School District) visited Tyson on Tuesday, October 14. Biology teacher Bruce Reese brought his 11th grade honors biology students to learn about movement ecology research being conducted at Tyson as part of the St. Louis Box Turtle Project. The students braved constant drizzle to track Parkey and Benton, two box turtles outfitted with VHF radio tags that allow researchers to find them on a weekly basis for data collection on health and home range. The St. Louis Box Turtle Project is a collaborative effort by the Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park, the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, and Tyson Research Center to study the movement ecology and health of Three-toed and Ornate box turtle populations (Terrapene carolina triunguis and Terrapene ornate ornata) in urban (Forest Park) and rural (Tyson) environments.

News and Events

Tyson in the News
Tyson Director Kim Medley has recently started a new outreach project in the city of St Louis.

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.

2014 Annual Report
Tyson's 2014 annual report is now available. Inside we present highlights from the past year and spotlights on research projects at Tyson.

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