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Date published: May 24, 2021

Wetland Word: Blue Carbon

Coastal ecosystems, like wetlands, may be smaller in size when compared to say, a forest, but they have the ability to sequester more carbon per unit area, making them an incredible climate change mitigation tool

Date published: May 18, 2021

Wetland Science at WARC

This month we’re recognizing American Wetlands Month by sharing USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC) wetlands research along the Gulf of Mexico, throughout the Southeast, and around the world.

Date published: May 17, 2021

Wetland Word: Sequestration

Scientifically speaking, sequestration refers to the capture and storage of an element, like carbon, in the environment.   

Date published: May 10, 2021

Wetland Word: Hydrophyte

These water-dwelling plants are found in aquatic ecosystems, including wetlands.

Date published: May 7, 2021

Wetland Word: Hydric Soil

Soil is more than just a substrate we walk on

Date published: April 8, 2021

Regional Habitat Differences Identified for Threatened Piping Plovers on Atlantic Coast

Piping plovers, charismatic shorebirds that nest and feed on many Atlantic Coast beaches, rely on different kinds of coastal habitats in different regions along the Atlantic Coast, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

March 31, 2021

Sound Waves Newsletter - December 2020-March 2021

Read about the challenges of conducting research during a pandemic, how USGS scientists conducted a nationwide assessment of salt marsh vulnerability, and more, in this December 2020-March 2021 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: March 17, 2021

Assessing Salt Marsh Vulnerability Nationwide

Salt marshes are among the most productive and valuable ecosystems in the world. The vegetation in these coastal systems acts as a buffer between land and sea. This natural buffer helps reduce flooding, erosion, and subsequent damage to property and infrastructure by slowing down the flow of water and dissipating waves during storms. 

Date published: March 8, 2021

Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Pet Stores in 21 States

A citizen’s report of an invasive zebra mussel found in an aquarium moss package found in a pet store prompted a U.S. Geological Survey expert on invasive aquatic species to trigger nationwide alerts that have led to the discovery of the destructive shellfish in pet stores in at least 21 states from Alaska to Florida.  

Date published: February 23, 2021

Invasive Species Science at WARC

This year, we recognize National Invasive Species Awareness Week on February 22 - 26 and May 15 - 22. Learn about USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC) invasive species science and the integral role our center plays in informing invasive species management strategies.