Hello Growers and Breeders!
We are a group of young researchers and ecopreneurs, who are currently working full-time in the field of aquaponics. Our goal is to develop the technology to a level that allows commercial usage as well as resource-friendly production. Also, aquaponics serves as a food production system that has the potential to supply (arid) regions of developing countries with locally grown food and is becoming more important in urban areas as well, where sustainable food production is becoming a priority both through education about growing techniques, but also by reducing waste through reuse of water, nutrients and energy.
Simon did his PhD in the field of Aquaponics at Wageningen University. Within the framework of his research he deals with system dynamics and mass balances, and examines the impact of remineralisation on the systems’ nutrient contents.
Oliver did his PhD in greenhouse crop growth modelling at Wageningen University and is currently a Senior Scientist & team leader at Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany.
Zala did her Master’s in Aquaponics. She started her PhD at ZHAW & ETHW Zürich in 2016 and focusses on the bacterial community in aquaponic systems.