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Institutional Dimensions of Restoring Everglades Water Quality - Social Capital Analysis (FCE), Florida Everglades Agricultural Area from September 2014 to July 2015


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(Zip file containing 3 files)

Authors: Landon Yoder, Rinku Roy Chowdhury
Time period: 2014-09-11 to 2015-07-14
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1217.1
Dataset id: FCE1217

How to cite:
Yoder, L., R. Roy Chowdhury. 2018. Institutional Dimensions of Restoring Everglades Water Quality - Social Capital Analysis (FCE), Florida Everglades Agricultural Area from September 2014 to July 2015. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/05944589bc8b526ead9b1df50797e00a. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

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This data set contains the following files.

FCE1217.xlsx
Interview Responses dataset in Excel
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FCE1217_Respondents.xlsx
Identification of Respondents to the Social Capital Survey
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FCE1217_InterviewQuestions.zip
Zip file containingn two .pdf files of questions used in this study.
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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Landon  Yoder 
    • Position: Co-Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Indiana University Department of Geography
    • Address: 701 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Student Building Room 120
      Bloomington, IN 47405-7100 USA
    • Phone: 812-855-6303
    • Fax: 812-855-1661
    • Email: yoderl@indiana.edu

    • Name: Rinku Roy Chowdhury 
    • Position: Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Clark University Graduate School of Geography
    • Address: 950 Main Street
      Worcester, MA 01610-1477 USA
    • Phone: 508-421-3828
    • Fax: Principal Investigator
    • Email: rroychowdhury@clarku.edu
    • URL: Principal Investigator

  • Dataset Abstract
    These data were compiled through the Institutional Dimensions of Restoring Everglades Water Quality research project. One of the manuscripts generated by this project focused on the social capital dynamics in the Everglades Agricultural Area. These data represent different social capital aspects reflected by the responses of interview subjects. The purpose of analyzing social capital was to explore why and how farmers cooperated given that the state law, the Everglades Forever Act, which required the adoption of best management practices, relied on shared compliance for farmers to improve water quality. The study sought to undrestand how different aspects of social capital (broadly pro-social norms of reciprocity and trust) either encouraged or discouraged farmers to adopt BMPs effectively.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    Study area extent is the Everglades Agricultural Area administrative boundaries for farms. Extent for non-EAA farmers is South Florida.

    Bounding Coordinates
    Everglades Agricultural Area
    N: 26.95, S: 26.40, E: -80.363139, W: -80.88

    Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Study Area: South Florida, Everglades National Park, and Florida Bay
    N: 25.761, S: 24.913, E: -80.490, W: -81.078

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    Everglades Agricultural Area
    N: 26.95, S: 26.40, E: -80.363139, W: -80.88
  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Census of farming operations in Everglades Agricultural Area; purposive sampling of other key stakeholders involved in Everglades Forever Act regulations around Everglades water quality restoration

    Method Step

    Description
    Semi-structured interview responses focusing on the implementation of on-farm best management practices mandated by the 1994 Everglades Forever Act


  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=FCE1217.xlsx
    Intellectual Rights
    This information is released under the Creative Commons license - Attribution - CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The consumer of these data ("Data User" herein) is required to cite it appropriately in any publication that results from its use. The Data User should realize that these data may be actively used by others for ongoing research and that coordination may be necessary to prevent duplicate publication. The Data User is urged to contact the authors of these data if any questions about methodology or results occur. Where appropriate, the Data User is encouraged to consider collaboration or co-authorship with the authors. The Data User should realize that misinterpretation of data may occur if used out of context of the original study. While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and associated documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is." The Data User should be aware, however, that data are updated periodically and it is the responsibility of the Data User to check for new versions of the data. The data authors and the repository where these data were obtained shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of the data. Thank you.

  • Keywords
    human disturbance, restoration, humans, wetlands, water quality, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Social Capital, Everglades Agricultural Area, Institutional Dimensions, Restoring Water Quality, Farmer Best Management Practices, Everglades Forever Act
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Landon  Yoder 
    • Position: 701 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Student Building Room 120
    • Organization: Indiana University Department of Geography
    • Address: Bloomington
      IN, 47405-7100 USA 812-855-6303
    • Phone: 812-855-1661
    • Fax: yoderl@indiana.edu
    • Email: Co-Principal Investigator

    • Position: Information Manager
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-6054
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: fcelter@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://fcelter.fiu.edu