Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center
The Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center is a CAFNR property located east of Ashland, MO and about 15 miles from the MU campus. The 2,200 acre property is mostly forested, with a diversity of ecosystem types that include upland oak-hickory forest, mesic hardwoods, and riparian areas. The property is used as a living laboratory for a wide variety of classes and has a long history of research by undergraduates, graduate students, and scientists at MU and partners.
More information can be found at the CAFNR website for Baskett.
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On-going projects of interest include:
Effects of agricultural legacy on structure and composition of current forests
Wildlife use in different legacy types
Effects of burn season and frequency on old field succession
Student training and red card certification through prescribed burning
Maple syrup project:
Production of Missouri maple syrup each spring from about 200 sugar maple trees
Undergraduate internship project