City Times Staff
A free lecture on aquaponics is being held on Sept. 29.
Aquaponics- the growing of agriculture without soil- has the potential to supply both a vegetable and protein source to feed the growing human population. The public is invited to learn how modern advances and the integration of fish and plants can meet a global demand for safe and sustainable seafood at a free lecture.
“Aquaponics: Sustainable Food Production” will be held at 6:30 PM Tuesday, September 29, presented by Chris Hartleb, professor of biology at the UWSP.
The lecture will be held in the Pinery Room of the Portage Country Public Library, 1001 Main Street. It is the second talk in the nine-part College of Letters and Science 2015-2016 Community Lecture Series. Wisconsin Public Television will film the lecture to be televised at a later date.
Hartleb received his undergraduate degree in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., master’s degree in zoology from the University of New Hampshire and doctorate in zoology from the University of Maine. His research projects deal with fisheries, aquaculture and aquaponics in the Midwest, examining the practice of fish culture and physiological behavior of Wisconsin fish. Hartleb teaches courses on fisheries ecology, aquaculture/fish culture and aquaponics.