Fish and plants get a lot of credit in Aquaponics. Mathilde Eck jumps in and shares about the often undermentioned player in an Aquaponic ecosystem.
Aquaponics is often describes as the combination of Aquaculture (Fish) and Hydroponics (Soilless Farming). However, microorganism are also one of the crucial heroes in an ecosystem. can have direct impact on the health of fish and vegetables.
Mathilde Eck is a PHD researcher at the Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech - University of Liège in Belgium. Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, an internationally renown campus where forefront of sustainable development and eco-innovation. She has devoted years in researching and exploring microorganisms and more specifically bacterial communities in Aquaponic Systems.
Check out what she has to say in 5 minutes about her work!
https://www.facebook.com/CRAUGEMBLOUX/ Centre de Recherches en Agriculture Urbaine (Urban Agriculture Research Center)
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/2/260 - Exploring Bacterial Communities in Aquaponic Systems
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