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Institutional Dimensions of Restoring Everglades Water Quality -Interview Notes (FCE), September 2014-July 2015


At a Glance


(Zip file containing 2 files)

Authors: Landon Yoder, Rinku Roy Chowdhury
Time period: 2014-09-04 to 2015-07-11
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1218.2
Dataset id: FCE1218

How to cite:
Yoder, L., R. Roy Chowdhury. 2018. Institutional Dimensions of Restoring Everglades Water Quality -Interview Notes (FCE), September 2014-July 2015. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/94d1f65d4c822af1150bc9e7694e59d1. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

Geographic Coverage
This data set contains the following files.

FCE1218_InterviewNotes.xlsx
Interview Responses dataset in Excel
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FCE1218_Respondents.xlsx
De-identified list of respondents and their professions
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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Landon  Yoder 
    • 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


  • Dataset Abstract
    These data were compiled through semi-structured and open-ended interviews as part of the Institutional Dimensions of Restoring Everglades Water Quality research project. The notes represent responses from farmers, agricultural extension agents, state and federal government officials, private water consultants, and nonprofit officials involved in the implementation of the Everglades Forever Act regulations. These mandate that farms in the Everglades Agricultural Area implement best management practices to reduce phosphorus enrichment. Since the regulations started in 1994, water quality has steadily improved. The research sought to explain why the regulations have been effective.
  • 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


    Quality Control
    Interview responses were organized to ensure that subjects that participated in the interviews would not be identifiable based on their comments. Data presented within quotations are direct quotes from interviews, while non-quoted data represents the researcher's description of respondents' responses.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=FCE1218_InterviewNotes.xlsx
    Data Submission Date:  43155

    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
    humans, land use, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Everglades Forever Act, Everglades Agricultural Area, Institutional Dimensions, Restoring Water Quality, Farmer Best Management Practices
  • 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