The mission of Riparia is to conduct, facilitate, and coordinate interdisciplinary research, monitoring, and training regarding wetlands and related resources, with an emphasis on Mid-Atlantic and northeastern states. We are a center within the Penn State Department of Geography and the Earth and Environment Systems Institute.

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Riparia’s Book!
Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice summarizes research conducted by this Center at Penn State during the past 20 years and relates it to our current understanding of wetlands as valued ecosystems. This new volume published by Springer in early 2013 contains 14 chapters collaboratively written by 28 co-authors, and is edited by Robert P. Brooks, Riparia’s Founder and Director, and Denice Heller Wardrop, Associate Director. View the book.

Digital Connections to Riparia’s New Book, Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice.Publishing is moving beyond the printed word to embrace digital media, and we are too! Through this link, we will be providing supplemental material to the book, including additional color photographs and maps, datasets, and tools that can assist you in learning about and investigating wetlands throughout the MAR region, and beyond. By visiting occasionally, you can explore any interesting and useful information we have added to the site.