New Research to Address Kelp Forest Crisis in California

News, Research
July 06, 2020
Media Contact— Katherine Leitzell / kleitzell@ucsd.edu / (858) 246-1661

Healthy Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

California Sea Grant is pleased to announce six new research projects aimed at restoring California’s kelp forests.

Led by some of the state’s top marine scientists, the newly funded projects will address key questions for kelp forest restoration and will directly inform the efforts of resource managers to protect and restore kelp ecosystems statewide.

The six projects in the 2020 Kelp Recovery Research Program total $2.1 million, funded jointly by California Sea Grant and the California Ocean Protection Council, in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Stem Lecture Series: Farming with Fish: Aquaponics and Urban Agriculture in Sacramento

Presented Thursday, February 19, 2015 at California State University, Sacramento

STEM Aquaponics Farming Fish Feb 2015

Courtesy of CSUS

Dr. Dudley Burton, Professor in the department of Environmental Studies and Dr. Brook Murphy, Lecturer in the Environmental Studies and Biological Sciences department at Sacramento State, will address their current aquaponics research happening at the Sustainable Technology Optimization Research Center (STORC) at Sacramento State.

As our population grows, a strong movement toward localized food production in non-traditional agricultural areas has begun to take hold. Professors Dudley Burton and Brook Murphy created the aquaponics program to highlight the significance of urban agriculture in addressing global food supply and environmental sustainability issues. Aquaponics farming is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically. It uses 90 percent less water than traditional farming methods.

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Via: The Center for STEM Excellence – CSUS