The true costs of harmful algae blooms (HABs) and the mechanics that determine their socio-economic impacts are for the most part unknown. Florida’s 2017–2019 red tide (Karenia brevis) bloom is a historical case study of the ever-growing threats to coastal welfare posed by HABs. A new research project at Rosen College of Hospitality Management has this at its heart. The central objective of the project is the identification of direct, indirect, and induced socioeconomic impacts caused by the 2017–2019 K. brevis bloom in Florida.
A research project with researchers Sergio Alvarez, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida; Heather O’Leary, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida; Christina E. Brown, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida; Frida Bahja, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida
"From Bloom to Bust: Harmful Algae Blooms and Their Impacts on the Waterfront Economy,"
Rosen Research Review: Vol. 2:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/rosen-research-review/vol2/iss2/6