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North American Baldcypress Swamp Network

Volunteers can help scientists understand the effects of climate change on baldcypress swamps. Rising levels of carbon dioxide have been linked to increases in temperatures in North America, and scientists need to understand better how well natural wetlands can pull gases from the atmosphere. You can help scientists at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center who are studying production levels in swamps to better understand if swamps can store the carbon that is present in the atmosphere.

Project URL: http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/special/bald-cypress/

Geographic Scope: Baldcypress swamps along the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley in Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Delaware, Maryland, and Florida; Gulf Coast in Texas, Louisiana and Florida; Atlantic Coast in Maryland and Delaware.

Project Status: Active -recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Geolocation, Learning, Measurement, Observation, Photography, Site selection and/or description, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 2003-01-01

Project Contact: middleton@usgs.gov

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Fields of Science: Climate and weather, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine,

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Civic and community, Individual learning, Conservation,