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 Challenge Awaits

Tim Reinbott has always loved a challenge. His newest one begins in January. Reinbott, the superintendent at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia, Mo., will move into a new role at the beginning…

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As Heard on Insight: Protecting the Monarch

Did you miss the first airing of the sixth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. The monarch butterfly population has seen a…

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A Trip to Dixie

Each year superintendents at CAFNR's Agricultural Research Center meet to discuss annual business, plan for upcoming Field Days and work on planning collaborative projects. This year, the group…

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The Science of a Soil Test

With harvests winding down, the farm’s focus might turn away from the fields. According to specialists at the University of Missouri, now is just as good as ever to find out what your ground…

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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.