AQUAPONICS AND INTEGRATED AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS

AGR2AIA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop knowledge and skills relevant to aquaponics and other multitrophic integrated high-yield aquaculture systems. Theory and practice will be explored by providing students with detailed knowledge of Partitioned Aquaculture Systems (PAS), with particular reference to sustainable, low impact, high yield, and more controllable fish production processes. Students will investigate historical perspectives of, as well as new developments and technologies in multitrophic integrated agri-aquaculture systems with attention to the use of natural resources and environmental sustainability. Theory and practice will provide students with a working knowledge of hydroponic/aquaponic systems, including Nutrient Film Technique (NFT), deep pool systems and raft and flood-drain systems. Students will develop an understanding of biofloc aquaculture and other related emerging technologies.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA greenhouse experiment on growth and yield effects in integrated rice-fish cultureRecommendedFrei, M & Becker, K 2005AQUACULTURE, VOL. 244, NO. 1-4, PP. 119-128.
ReadingsA study on the optimal hydraulic loading rate and plant ratios in recirculation aquaponic systemRecommendedAzizah Endut, A, Jusoh, N, Ali, W, Wan Nik, B & Hassan, A 2010BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 101, NO. 5, PP. 1511-1517.
ReadingsAquaponic systems: Nutrient recycling from fish wastewater by vegetable productionRecommendedGraber, A, Junge, R 2009DESALINATION, VOL. 246, NO. 1-3, PP. 147-156.
ReadingsIntroduction to aquaponics, DVDRecommendedNelson, R & Pade, J 2003NELSON AND PADE MULTIMEDIA, MONTELLO, WISCONSIS, USA.
ReadingsMechanistic approach to phytoremediation of waterRecommendedAdler, P, Summerfelt, S, Michael Glenn, D & Takeda, F 2003ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 20, NO. 3, PP. 251-264.
ReadingsMinimizing environmental impacts of freshwater aquaculture and reuse of pond effluents and mudRecommendedKwei Lin, C & Yi, Y 2003AQUACULTURE, VOL. 226, NO. 1-4, PP. 57-68.
ReadingsMurray Hallam's aquaponics made easy!RecommendedHallam, M 2009FLASHTOONZ FILMS, USA.
ReadingsPhytoremediation of aquaculture wastewater for water recycling and production of fish feedRecommendedGhaly, A, Kamal, M & Mahmoud, N 2005ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, VOL. 31, NO. 1, PP. 1-13.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe, explain and apply a working knowledge of aquaponics and other multitrophic integrated aquaculture systems and their applications

Activities:
Workshops and practical sessions will be used to explore integrated aquaculture systems. Group discussion of their applications will be undertaken in workshop sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical Awareness

02. Identify and explain new and emerging integrated agri-aquaculture technologies

Activities:
Workshops and practical sessions will be used to explore new and emerging integrated aquaculture systems. Research into and group discussion of their applications will be undertaken in workshop sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs

03. Describe, explain and apply a working knowledge of the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, including hydroponic/aquaponic technologies

Activities:
Workshops and practical sessions will be used to explore the use of natural resources in integrated hydroponic/aquaponic systems. Group discussion of their applications will be undertaken in workshop sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness

04. Determine and communicate appropriate methods of integrated agri-aquaculture system establishment and management

Activities:
Groups of students will prepare and present reports using appropriate specialist language regarding the establishment and management of integrated agri-aquaculture systems.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs

05. Use specialist aquaponics terminology appropriately and present written work in a format suitable for a professional audience

Activities:
Groups of students will prepare and present reports using appropriate specialist language regarding the establishment and management of integrated agri-aquaculture systems.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Writing

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study report (1500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Commercial system design project (equiv. 1000 words)35 01, 03, 04
Experimental evaluation and report (1000 words)25 01