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Summer Research Assistant - Aquaponics Research

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Description

The Summer Research Assistant was engaged in connecting with growing industrial presence in the field of aquaponics. They were responsible for collecting regular weekly data from these sites to promote a greater comprehension of the variability associated with these systems and the conditions that optimize production in both the produce and fish arena.

Position Overview

Students will be engaged in connecting with growing industrial presence in the field of aquaponics. They will be responsible for collecting regular weekly data from these sites to promote a greater comprehension of the variability associated with these systems and the conditions that optimize production in both the produce and fish arena.

 

This data collection from water, plants, and fish from Aquaponic commercial sites is the first step in developing a Best Practices Manual associated with Aquaponics on Vancouver Island, where temperate conditions remain the greatest challenge to success. The student will do on-site water chemistry measurements using traditional photometric devices and will aid in collection of other parameters, such as light and temperature measurements and fish and plant health and growth data.

 

Graduate Attributes Associated

Students in this position will gain skills in their capacity to engage in respectful relationships, collaboration, information literacies, oral communication, scientific literacy, and technological literacy

Sign Up Directions

For more information, please email Dan Baker, Co-Chair, Biology Department at Dan.Baker@viu.ca