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Wetland and Aquatic Research Center


The Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC) conducts relevant and objective research, develops new approaches and technologies, and disseminates scientific information needed to understand, manage, conserve, and restore wetlands and other aquatic and coastal ecosystems and their associated plant and animal communities throughout the Nation and the Southeast.


The U.S. Geological Survey's Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC) has primary locations in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Gainesville, Florida.

Aerial View of Salt Marsh WARC

The Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC) was formed in 2015, pulling together two long-standing science centers.