ASWM has been a valuable source for wetland-related news for over 10 years. It publishes the monthly "Wetland Breaking News," which is widely read as a national publication. News items are also posted under major topic categories, for example, climate change, Gulf oil spill, state wetland program news and job postings. These can be found in the drop-down menu below "News," or select a news topic from the list below, then select a news article to read. In Wetland Breaking Newsaddition to publishing WBN, the Association also offers original content with announcements, legal analysis, quirky wetland stories and more on its weekly blog, The Compleat Wetlander.

Coastal Blue Carbon

U.S. Water Alliance – August 20, 2013

report released by Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions draws attention to emerging scientific evidence indicating that the conversion of coastal and marine ecosystems is becoming a significant source of greenhouse gases (GHGs).  This data on blue carbon emissions raises the question of whether and how best to include efforts to mitigate these emissions. For full story, click here.

Great Lakes Restoration Database launched

Contact: Heather Braun – Great Lakes Commission – October 23, 2013

The Great Lakes Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the launch of a new online Great Lakes Restoration Database (GLRD), available at The site showcases, in one easy-to-access location, projects implemented under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Restoration Focus Area. To read full announcement, click here.

PhD Position: Global change and stream ecosystem ecology, Montana State Univ.

Cross Lab: Department of Ecology, Montana State University, Dr. Wyatt Cross, is seeking a highly motivated student to join a new study focused on the interactive effects of climate warming and nutrient enrichment on stream ecosystems. Their multi-institution team has been studying the effects of warming in southwestern Iceland (blog) using a series of geothermally-heated streams and temperature manipulations. They are now planning manipulations of nutrient supply (nitrogen and phosphorus) across natural and experimental thermal gradients.  The student’s research will focus on how stream food webs respond to these manipulations.