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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Making Good Management Decisions

Nearly five years ago, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) revised its CAFO regulatory rules for catastrophic and chronic weather events. CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding…

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Preparing For Planting

With the harvest season wrapped up and colder weather settling in, the time is perfect to revisit the farming equipment that was so vital during the past year. The winter months provide an ideal…

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Cooler Temperatures Expected This Winter

Temperatures have started to cool and coats and sweatshirts have been pulled out of the closets. Tony Lupo, University of Missouri professor of atmospheric science, said those coats could get a lot…

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FDA Changes Coming for Livestock Owners

Livestock owners across Missouri are encouraged to be prepared for the upcoming Food and Drug Administration changes to antibiotics that will go into effect on Jan. 1. Craig Payne, director of…

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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.