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

  • 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 […]