Includes maps showing the location of FCE LTER sites at various resolutions, as well as
other maps. Complete accuracy of maps cannot be guaranteed.
All maps are made available "as is". The Florida
Coastal Everglades LTER shall not be liable for damages
resulting from any use or misinterpretation of maps.
Interactive Everglades Map
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The interactive map includes all of the layers listed under 'Everglades GIS Layers' to the left.
Political Ecology of Land Use Change
Southern Miami-Dade County serves as a critical buffer zone located
between two national parks. In this project, we examine the process of
rapid suburbanization as agricultural lands transition to residential
development. Strategies to slow suburbanization at local and regional
scales include growth management policies and zoning regulations. In
particular, zoning ordinances serve the primary method for lessening and
preventing the conversion of agricultural and forested lands-though
zoning has also been implicated in increased landscape fragmentation. To
understand the role of zoning in shaping (or not) the conversion of
agricultural lands into residential lands in southern Miami-Dade County,
FCE researchers have been analyzing parcel-scale zoning data (supplied
by Miami-Dade County, Dept. of Planning and Zoning) using GIS.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
Foundation through the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program under
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or
recommendations expressed in the material are those of the
author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National
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