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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

Summer 2015
Everyone here at Tyson Research Center is set for another great summer of field work and camaraderie. It's shaping up to be a great season.

First Seminar and Potluck
The first seminar of the season will kick off on May 28th and it will be presented by Alex Harmon-Threatt of The University of Illinois. Her talk is titled Ecology for conservation: examining patterns of wild bees in natural and restored landscapes. You can view the schedule for the whole season here. As always, the seminar begins around 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.



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