Let's help Dr. Russell Fielding who is an environmental geographer based at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. As a graduate of the University of Florida and a seventh-generation Floridian, born and raised near Tampa into a family of farmers and farm equipment dealers, he is deeply interested in the changing natural environments of Florida.
He recently started a research project that investigates some of the changes to the state’s agricultural landscapes with a particular focus on breadfruit, Artocarpus altilis. If you are currently growing breadfruit, even just a single tree, he would like to request your participation in a brief, online survey.
The motivation for this survey is purely academic. If you participate, the information you provide will never be used for any commercial purpose. In any publications that result from this survey, no personally identifying information will be included unless you consent specifically to being identified. You will not be compensated for your participation in this survey but you will have the option to be included in a directory of breadfruit growers that is being compiled. The directory will be made available to everyone listed in it.
Click below or follow the survey link - https://snap.coastal.edu/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=162367429984
Survey is available in English & Spanish.
The purpose of this research study is to collect basic information about the cultivation of breadfruit Artocarpus altilis in Florida.
During this research study, you will be asked to respond to a series of survey questions related to your experiences growing breadfruit in Florida.
Depending upon the number of breadfruit trees you have and the amount of detail you wish to provide, the survey could take between two minutes and twenty minutes to complete.
You do not have to agree to participate in this research study. If you do choose to participate, you may choose not to at any time once the study begins. There is no penalty for not participating or withdrawing from the study at any time.
During this research study, no risks or discomforts are anticipated.
By agreeing to participate in this research study, you may benefit by being included in a directory of Florida breadfruit growers that will be compiled and shared with willing survey participants.
Unless you provide consent to the contrary, the confidentiality of your participation in this research study, your responses or any individual results will be maintained by the PI and all members of the research team.
Note that confidentiality will only be violated when required by law or the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association. This usually includes, but may not be limited to, situations when your responses indicate that you, or another clearly identified individual, is at risk of imminent harm or situations in which faculty are mandated reporters, such as instances of child abuse or issues covered under Title IX regulations. For more information about Title IX, please see the University’s webpage at: https://www.coastal.edu/titleix/.
Sharing the Results
As the Principal Investigator on this research study, I plan to share the results of this study by publishing articles in peer-reviewed and popular outlets, and by delivering presentations at academic conferences and public venues.
This project is not being conducted by the RFSF. Direct all inquiries to the researcher.
Breadfruit Growers’ Survey
Russell Fielding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, HTC Honors College, Coastal Carolina University