Annotated Bibliography:


1) Brown, Jamie. Backyard Aquaponics. Smashwords Edition, 2010. Print.
-This is an eBook I purchased from Barnes and Nobles. It provides a great basic knowledge of the science of aquaponics. Doesn’t provide much information on the industry but goes into great depth on all the aspects of starting your very own aquaponic system. Will come in handy when I am building my systems and for writing my course curriculum.

2) Dixon, James. "Everything Aquaponics." Personal interview.
-My interviews with my father will be an extremely vital source to my project. As an aquaponic entrepreneur himself he will provide great information on what gets someone involved into this industry. Due to his research on the topic he will be very useful for any other questions I might have. Additionally he will be helping me with my blueprints to the systems I will build for the school.

3) Glimn-Lacy, Janice, and Peter Kaufman. Botany Illustrated: Introduction to Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2006. Print.
-This is a very dense book about the science of plants, aka Botany. It won’t be very helpful for finding out aquaponic information but will give me good basic knowledge regarding the science of how plants work. This information will be key to the writing of my class curriculum so I can make sure my science is correct.

4) Kenyon, Stewart. Hydroponics for the Home Gardener. Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979. Print.
-A very old book about hydroponics that has some very useful nutrient charts and system building guides. I will be using this book to help me design my two systems. In addition to that it will provide me good information on hydroponics which is the cousin to aquaponics. I will be incorporating a knowledge of hydroponics in my aquaponic class curriculum so having a solid understanding of hydroponics is key.

5) Lennard, Wilson. "Aquaponic Industry." E-mail interview.
-Dr. Wilson Lennard will be one of my major primary resources. “He is a PhD graduate from Australia (RMIT University, 2006) with practical commercial aquaponics experience and knowledge.” In addition he has been researching aquaponics for over 8 years and is leading the industry’s research with a science he patented called Symbioponics. I will be doing extensive research on his aquaponic practices of Symbioponics and hopefully be able to incorporate them into my systems. I have contacted Dr. Lennard and he has agreed to help my project by answering any questions I may have.

6) Lennard, Wilson. Aquaponic Solutions. Web. Mon Mar. 2010. <http://www.aquaponic.com.au/>.
-This is Dr. Lennard’s website. Not only does it give good information on background and backyard aquaponics but will be my primary resource for studying Symbioponics™.

7) Nelson, Rebecca, and John Pade. "Aquaponics Overview." Nelson and Pade. Web. Tuesday Feb. 2010.<https://www.aquaponics.com/aquaponics/aquaponicsoverview.php>.
-This is one of the leading aquaponic websites. Rebecca Nelson and John Pade run the website and publish Aquaponic Journal. Their journals will give me the extent of the aquaponic information I will need. The Nelson Pade website will also give me some good information on the basics of aquaponics, benefits of the science, information on experts in the field, fish selection, aquaponic methods, information on aquaculture, and the website will also provide me with information on the industry. Including information about Agri-tourism, educational applications, workshops and training, and commercial aquaponics. This website has very good information on how to incorporate aquaponics into education applications which will be perfect for writing my class curriculum.

8) Nelson, Rebecca. "Aquaponic Industry." E-mail interview.
-Rebecca is another leading expert in the field of aquaponics. She runs her website www.aquaponics.com and is also a co-publisher and editor of Aquaponic Journal. I have contacted her and she has also agreed to answer any questions I might have. Rebecca and Dr. Lennard are some of the most knowledgeable people in this field of science and will be extremely useful contacts.

9) Rakocy, James. "Q and A." Aquaponic Journal. Web. Mon Mar. 2010. <http://www.aquaponicsjournal.com/articleQandA.htm>.
-Dr. James Rakocy “is the Director of the University of the Virgin Islands Agricultural Experiment Station and has been doing research in aquaponics for over 20 years.” He is considered one of the founding fathers in the development of this science. The research he has done has helped provide the aquaponic community with tons of information. This article is in a question and answer format. Some of the questions he answers that will be useful to me include: “Fish mortality rates, Problems with lettuce, and Maintaining stable pH”

10) Roberto, Keith. How-to Hydroponics. 4th ed. Vol. 1. Farmingdale: Futuregarden, 2003. Print.
-This book is more of a hydroponics basics guide then Hydroponics for the Home Gardener. It includes more step by step guides using pictures. This book will end up becoming my “system set-up bible.” What I mean by this is it will be a great reference book for when I am building my own systems. In addition to that it will come in extremely handy when I make a construction manual to my system so that other people will be able to take apart and assemble my aquaponic systems. Great plumping guides and useful parts lists to each system that is displayed in this book.




People to Interview:


James Dixon- primary resource for learning aquaponic information and setting up systems.

Laurie Wadsworth- established school teacher, will provide me with help writing a class curriculum.

Melissa Rice- bio teacher at north, hopefully help me to integrate information into the classroom or find someone who will.

Rebecca Nelson- Co-Author and Editor of Aquaponic Journal, has vast experience and knowledge on aquaponics. I have contacted Rebecca and she has agreed to help me with my project. I will be sending her an interview which will be extremely helpful to my project.

Dr. Wilson Lennard- Leading expert in the field of aquaponics. "He is a PhD graduate from Australia (RMIT University, 2006) with practical commercial aquaponics experience and knowledge.” His research on Symbioponics is extremely interesting and I will try and find a way to integrate it into my project. I have contacted Dr. Lennard and he has agreed to help me on my quest.

Dr. James Rakocy- Founding father of aquaponics. "He is the Director of the University of the Virgin Islands Agricultural Experiment Station and has been doing research in aquaponics for over 20 years.” Dad has contact with Dr. Rakocy and is going to ask if he would help my project by answering a few questions.


Possible interview questions: Research

Website Links:


1) Aquaponic Journal

2) Nelson and Pade Website

3) Dr. Lennard; Symbioponics Website

4) Dr. Rakocy "Questions and Answers"; Aquaponic Journal

5) Dr. Lennard Article in "Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses"

6) Aquaponic Article by Dr. Mike Nichols. Found in "Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses"

7) Vermiponics Article by Dr Brett R. Roe and Prof David J. Midmore; "Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses"


FULL BIBLIOGRAPHY:


Arcaro, Faye. "Backyard Aquaponics Booming in Australia." Aquaponic Journal 54 (2009): 24-26. Web.

Bliss, Steve. "Aquaponics and Sustainability in Panama." Aquaponic Journal 54 (2009): 27-30. Web.

Brown, Jamie. Backyard Aquaponics. Smashwords Edition, 2010. Print.

Carruthers, Steven. "Aquaponics Simplified." Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses 83 (2005). Web. <http://hydroponics.com.au/php/viewtopic.php?t=86>.

Dixon, James. "Everything Aquaponics." Personal interview.

"Factory Farming." Web. <http://www.sustainabletable.org/issues/factoryfarming/>.

Glimn-Lacy, Janice, and Peter Kaufman. Botany Illustrated: Introduction to Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2006. Print.

Jones, Scott. "Evolution of Aquaponics." Evolution of Aquaponics 24 (2002): 14-18. Web.

Kenyon, Stewart. Hydroponics for the Home Gardener. Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979. Print.

Lennard, Wilson. "Aquaponic Industry." E-mail interview.

Lennard, Wilson. Aquaponic Solutions. Web. Mon Mar. 2010. <http://www.aquaponic.com.au/>.

Lennard, Wilson. "Background." Aquaponic Solutions. Wilson Lennard. Web. <http://www.aquaponic.com.au/background.htm>.

Nelson, Rebecca, and John Pade. "Aquaponics Overview." Nelson and Pade. Web. Tuesday Feb. 2010. <https://www.aquaponics.com/aquaponics/aquaponicsoverview.php>.

Nelson, Rebecca. "Aquaponic Industry." E-mail interview.

Parsons, Victoria. "Aquaponics: Capturing Fish Waste to Grow Vegetables." Aquaponics: 1-2. Web.

Rakocy, James. "Q and A." Aquaponic Journal. Web. Mon Mar. 2010. <http://www.aquaponicsjournal.com/articleQandA.htm>.

Rakocy, Jim. "An Interview with Dr. Jim Rakocy: Director of the University of Virgin Islands AES." Interview by Rebecca Nelson. Aquaponic Journal Feb.-Mar. 1999: 11-15. Print.

Roberto, Keith. How-to Hydroponics. 4th ed. Vol. 1. Farmingdale: Futuregarden, 2003. Print.

Timmons, Michael B., and James M. Ebeling. Recirculating Aquaculture. Ithaca: NRAC Publication, 2007. Print.