Aquaculture and Aquatic Ecology
Water quality and management of riparian areas and managed systems (e.g. wetlands and aquaculture) in arid regions is of increasing importance with current rates of population growth and water usage. The majority of this research in the Aquaculture and Aquatic Ecology program is performed at the Environmental Research Laboratory. Current research topics include:
aquaculture, seaweed and fish polyculture, seawater terrestrial crops
(halophytes), shrimp aquaculture, freshwater fish, nutrient recovery
systems, nuisance aquatic plants, and algae characterization in natural
and manmade aquatic systems (Glenn, Fitzsimmons, and Nelson (adjunct).
projects on wetland and riparian vegetation mapping along the Colorado
River system in the U.S. and Mexico.
on the use of wetlands to reclaim wastewater (Gerba)
- A strong shrimp pathology and general aquaculture program is maintained by Don Lightner in the Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology