swamp and wetland assessment management park


The Stream and Wetland Assessment Management Park (SWAMP) is a restoration and research project of the Duke University Wetland Center.

A drainage canal abuts a drained peatland

Carbon Farm Project

Duke University has acquired rights to create a 10,000-acre “carbon farm” on privately owned land at Carolina Ranch in eastern North Carolina.


DUWC Publications

A bibliography of DUWC research, including journal articles, books & book chapters, and selected reports

Welcome to SWAMP

Take a quick tour of the Stream and Wetland Assessment Management Park (SWAMP) with this video from DUWC’s YouTube channel.

Drones in the Pocosin

DUWC researchers take to the air to gather data for the DUWC/Carolina Ranch carbon farm project.

Cattail Research

DUWC’s Curt Richardson was part of a diverse team of researchers who produced a paper detailing the spread and management of cattail across North America. This video highlights the primary topics covered in the open-access paper.

DUWC News Headlines

  • Welcome to Students from DUWC’s Curt Richardson
    On behalf of the Duke University Wetland Center faculty, staff, and students, I welcome all new and returning students to the Nicholas School of the Environment for Fall Term 2020. Duke’s Return to Campus brings new and unusual challenges, but the rewards will be worth it. We look forward to working with you this year […]
  • Coming to Terms with Living Shorelines
    DUWC Associate Director Brian Silliman and other Duke Marine Lab members are among the coauthors of an article exploring how living shorelines could expand the reach and applicability of coastal restoration projects. Smith, C.S., M.E. Rudd, R.K. Gittman, E.C. Melvin, V.S. Patterson, J.J. Renzi, E.H. Wellman, and B.R. Silliman. 2020. Coming to terms with living […]
  • Low-severity fire as a mechanism of organic matter protection in global peatlands
    An article by four Duke University Wetland Center scientists looks at how low-intensity wildfire slows the decomposition of organic matter in peatlands.  The research, published in the journal Global Change Biology, indicates that low-severity fire is a factor that should be considered when studying carbon cycling and carbon budgets in peatlands. Lead author Neal Flanagan […]
  • Silliman Joins Wetland Center
    Brian Silliman, the Rachel Carson Distinguished Professor of Marine Conservation Biology in NSOE’s Marine Science and Conservation Division, has been appointed the Associate Director of the Duke University Wetland Center effective July 1, 2020. His teaching and research are focused on community ecology, conservation and restoration, global change, plant–animal interactions, and evolution and ecological consequences […]