Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center

Baskett is used for research and education in wildlife management and behavior, forestry and resource measurement. A long-term program to document tree canopy climate is currently underway. Data from Baskett has been used in more than 125 research publications. It is located in the Ozark border region of southcentral Missouri, an ecologically important transitional zone.

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A Wide Variety of Research

Jeff Wood’s background and current research focus allows him to be a part of numerous unique projects. Wood, an assistant research professor in the School of Natural Resources, who joined the…

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Making Research Accessible

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has a system of Agricultural Research Centers across Missouri, extending CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres to…

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Baskett Research Center Collects Maple Syrup Each Year

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a…

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A Sweet Success

This is part two of a two-part story exploring the process of collecting sap and turning it into maple syrup at the Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center near Ashland. Part one can be found…

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Virtual Tour of Baskett Research Center

Wildlife Research

Cameras mounted on deer provide an up-close and personal look of how deer behave and see their world when humans aren’t looking.

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Large-Scale Meteorological and Ecological Projects

The MOFLUX research project measures the carbon and water balance of Missouri’s oak-hickory forests using a 106-foot tower above the canopy.

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An Example of Second Growth Forest

This unique site offers a rich source for types of research such as dendrology, forestry, soil sciences, entomology and ornithology.