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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Who’ll Report the Rain?

Nancy Bishop, senior research/lab technician, checks rain and other weather gauges at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. Each day Nancy uploads the recorded data to…

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A New Tool for Agriculture

Since its inception in 1870, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri has provided the best for the people of the state. Now it is bringing the research…

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Sinking into the Forest

Is a forest a carbon sink, sequestering more carbon dioxide (CO2) than it emits, thus improving air quality for oxygen breathing organisms? It’s a question University of Missouri forestry…

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The Vernal Sojourn

Each spring, a small group laces up their hiking boots and sets forth into the mid-Missouri wilderness. They’re not blazing a trail of exploration á la Lewis and Clark, but they are keen…

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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.