Human responses to Florida red tides: policy awareness and adherence to local fertilizer ordinances.

  title={Human responses to Florida red tides: policy awareness and adherence to local fertilizer ordinances.},
  author={B. Kirkpatrick and Kate Kohler and M. Byrne and Lora E. Fleming and K. Scheller and A. Reich and G. Hitchcock and G. Kirkpatrick and S. Ullmann and P. Hoagland},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  • B. Kirkpatrick, Kate Kohler, +7 authors P. Hoagland
  • Published 2014
  • Geography, Medicine
  • The Science of the total environment
  • To mitigate the damages of natural hazards, policy responses can be beneficial only if they are effective. Using a self-administered survey approach, this paper focuses on the adherence to local fertilizer ordinances (i.e., county or municipal rules regulating the application of fertilizer to private lawns or facilities such as golf courses) implemented in jurisdictions along the Southwest Florida coast in response to hazardous blooms of Florida red tides (Karenia brevis). These ordinances play… CONTINUE READING
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