USFSP Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

First Advisor

Christopher F. Meindl, Ph.D. Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Second Advisor

Joseph W. Dorsey, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences

Publisher

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Document Type

Thesis

Language

en_US

Date Available

May 2013

Publication Date

2013

Date Issued

May 2013

Abstract

Wetlands provide groundwater recharge, buffer against storm surges, provide nurseries for fish, and many other ecosystem services humans depend on. Wetlands are threatened by encroaching development and other human influences. Protecting wetlands will become an increasingly important priority in the future as people deal with issues such as sea level rise. Wetlands are regulated at the federal, state, and county levels (see Appendix A). This thesis focuses on the wetland regulations of the sixteen counties that comprise the Southwest Florida Water Management District. In this thesis, public policies are compiled and inventoried to allow a general understanding of the methods of protection in each county.

Comments

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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