Linkages between the South Florida Peninsula and Coastal Zone: Assessment-Based History of Natural and Anthropogenic Influences

Title

Linkages between the South Florida Peninsula and Coastal Zone: Assessment-Based History of Natural and Anthropogenic Influences

Files

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook

Editors

Karen and James Porter

Description

Providing a synthesis of basic and applied research, The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook takes an encyclopedic look at how to study and manage ecosystems connected by surface and subsurface water movements. The book examines the South Florida hydroscape, a series of ecosystems linked by hydrology in a region of intense human development and profound modifications to the natural environment.

The book presents scientific studies in the South Florida Hydroscape, discusses policy and management by government and nonprofit groups, and explores how the whole watershed approach must be used to successfully protect coral reefs. The contributions range from the traditional to the controversial, questioning current management schemes and summarizing the results of state-of-the-art research.

Billions of dollars, countless man-hours, and innumerable resources have been spent studying the various South Florida ecosystems and how they are linked. The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook shows you how the principles learned in this region can be applied to other tropical and subtropical hydroscapes.

ISBN

9780849320262

Publication Date

10-18-2001

Publisher

CRC Press

City

Boca Raton

Disciplines

Marine Biology | Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

Comments

©2002 by CRC Press LLC

Pages 415-449