Saving the Pangolins: Why Biodiversity Matters

On June 27th, the Energy, Environment, and Sustainability summer associates spent the afternoon at the Tyson Research Center, visiting its famous Living Learning Center and attending “Behind the Scenes of ‘Poached’”, a lecture by guest speaker Rachel Nuwer, author of Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking. The talk was part of a summer-long […]

The Not-So-Sweet Story of Honeysuckle in St. Louis

Honeysuckle evokes for many fond summer memories of plucking small, white flowers off the vine and guzzling their sweet nectar. However, for others, honeysuckle represents a terror to our native ecosystems. In this enlightening article, Hanna Peterman, senior majoring in Environmental Biology and Spanish and student coordinator of the Tyson Conservation Corps, explains how honeysuckle […]

Tyson Faculty Seed Grant for Interdisciplinary Research

Summary The Tyson Faculty Seed Grant is designed to fund projects that stimulate interdisciplinary field research at Tyson Research Center (TRC). The grant serves as a platform for collaborating faculty to increase their competitiveness for external grants by facilitating the generation of preliminary data, demonstrating the existence of collaborations, and testing proof of concept. Key […]