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Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

A profound sense of place resonates throughout Carr's writings. Just as he constructed lasting images of Florida, that sense of Florida shaped Carr. No matter how far he traveled, Carr remained ... More


Imagined Worlds: The Lure of Numinous Exoticism

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Every landscape is exotic, from the standpoint of those who stand apart from it or cannot know it fully, so that encounters with strange or forbidding landscapes may have sacred rather than escapist ... More


We Come for Good: Archaeology and Tribal Historic Preservation at the Seminole Tribe of Florida

Paul N. Backhouse, Brent R. Weisman, and Mary Beth Rosebrough (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062280
eISBN:
9780813051970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062280.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Indigenous communities are today active participants and players in the identification, management, research, interpretation, and preservation of their heritage. The development of the Seminole Tribe ... More


Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades

Laura A. Ogden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670260
eISBN:
9781452947372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670260.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Little in North America is wilder than the Florida Everglades—a landscape of frightening reptiles, exotic plants in profusion, swarms of mosquitoes, and unforgiving heat. And yet, even from the early ... More


Preservation of Culture in Connection with the Largest Environmental Restoration Project Ever: Lessons Learned

James Charles and Paul N. Backhouse

in We Come for Good: Archaeology and Tribal Historic Preservation at the Seminole Tribe of Florida

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062280
eISBN:
9780813051970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062280.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The vast-scale projects currently being undertaken within the Everglades, collectively referred to as Everglades Restoration, represent an enormous challenge in terms of Tribal consultation. In broad ... More


Mercury Hotspots in Freshwater Ecosystems: Drivers, Processes, and Patterns

Celia Y. Chen, Charles T. Driscoll, and Neil C. Kamman

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Studies conducted in a wide range of freshwater ecosystems have revealed specific suites of attributes that predispose certain ecosystems to being sites of elevated MeHg bioaccumulation in fish and ... More


The Socializing of an Ecosystem Ecologist: Interdisciplinarity from a Career Spent in the Long-Term Ecological Research Network

Daniel L. Childers

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0024
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The broad interdisciplinarity of my science and my worldview are direct products of my career spent in the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program. I ... More


Restoring South Florida’s River of Grass

Judith A. Layzer

in Natural Experiments: Ecosystem-Based Management and the Environment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122986
eISBN:
9780262278010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122986.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter sheds light on the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), which promises to protect and restore the world’s largest freshwater marsh Everglades in South Florida. The CERP, ... More


Searching for Paradise in the Florida Everglades

Laura A. Ogden

in Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670260
eISBN:
9781452947372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670260.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter shows how naturalization of the Everglades is attributable to the collaborations of local glades guides and visiting naturalists. It discusses how scientists contribute to conservation ... More


The United States of Vanished Wetlands

Sharon Levy

in The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190246402
eISBN:
9780197559550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246402.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

Before he became a revolutionary general and the nation’s first president, George Washington was a destroyer of wetlands. In 1763, he surveyed the edges of a ... More


Wild Things

Sharon Levy

in The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190246402
eISBN:
9780197559550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246402.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

A group of sea otters laze at the edge of Elkhorn Slough. They float on their backs in the steel- gray water, paws folded against their chests, gazing at the small ... More


Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Gail M. Hollander

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Over the last century, the Everglades have undergone a metaphorical and ecological transition from impenetrable swamp to endangered wetland. At the heart of this transformation lies the Florida sugar ... More


The Development of American Water Resources: Planners, Politicians, and Constitutional Interpretation

Martin Reuss

in Managing Water Resources, Past and Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199267644
eISBN:
9780191917592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199267644.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

To understand the development of American water resources, one must first look at American political and social values and American governmental institutions. Even a ... More


Digging Miami

Robert S. Carr

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042060
eISBN:
9780813043463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042060.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Digging Miami is the first book to provide a synthesis of the prehistoric and historic archaeology of Miami-Dade County. The book presents new information gleaned from thirty years of often exciting ... More


Natural Experiments: Ecosystem-Based Management and the Environment

Judith A. Layzer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122986
eISBN:
9780262278010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122986.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Scholars, scientists, and policymakers have hailed ecosystem-based management (EBM) as a remedy for the perceived shortcomings of the centralized, top-down, expert-driven environmental regulatory ... More


Authenticity for Sale: The Everglades, Seminole Indians, and the Construction of a Pay-Per-View Culture

Andrew K. Frank

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Andrew K. Frank’s essay on the Florida Everglades documents how the Seminole Indians who have always lived there learned to market their culture and tap into tourists’ desire to experience the exotic ... More


From Everglades to Sugar Bowl and Back Again?

in Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on the political struggles over the ecological “restoration” of the Everglades, describing the criticisms leveled against the sugar industry for the negative environmental impact ... More


Securing Sugar, Draining the 'Glades

in Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explains an apparent economic contradiction: the transformation of the Everglades into an agro-industrial complex for sugarcane at great ecological and monetary cost during a period of ... More


A Restructured Industry

in Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter considers the challenges posed by the rapid growth of plantation production in rural Florida. The geographic expansion of the industry raised new questions about the treatment of labor ... More


Questioning Sugar in the Everglades

in Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter brings the historic arc of the sugar question to the present, illustrating how changing political-economic and geopolitical contexts along with shifts in the scientific and symbolic ... More


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