Are you documenting your research? I know much of the information about aquaponic gardening can be found after an extensive online search of the open sources about aquaponics. Some of the information out there is however incorrect. This forum is a great resource for many to weed through the information and to see what other people are doing.
Sylvia's book on this subject is a great way to have all the current information out there in one place and saves loads of time in trying to figure this subject out on your own. I wish I could use the Aquaponic Gardening book as source for graduate level research. Yes, Im a graduate student now at HPU and I was not permitted to reference Sylvia's book.
This technology has great potential for being an important part of solving some of the difficult issues that we face today with rising oil prices and the food prices which are tied to them.
This is a new blog thread is an attempt to bounce ideas around about the current voids of documented aquaponic research. If you know of an organized effort that already exists, please let me know. I want to be apart of the effort to advance this important technology with graduate level research and development. I see aquaponics as one of many sustainable food production systems. For the interest of this site, however I want to focus on only academic research in aquaponic systems that have evolved into useful backyard food production systems.
I'm currently looking at this subject from the social sciences perspective. Please weigh in if you are aware of ongoing research efforts or data base's that I could reference and contribute to.