Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP)
© 2013 Peter A. Fankuchen
This thesis intends to introduce the reader to the concept and benefits of aquaponic farming. The paper begins with an introductory definition of aquaponics, a brief history of aquaponic practices, and a status quo of the industry - all meant to contextualize this concept which is, to the general public, widely unknown. Comparisons are then given to competing technologies which are likely more familiar to most. Specifically, the advantages of aquaponic cultivation are weighed against traditional soil farming, hydroponics, and aquaculture. Current limitations facing the industry are discussed before the thesis concludes with an overview of arguments made.
Fankuchen, Peter A., "The Case for Aquaponics: an Environmentally and Economically Superior Method of Food Production" (2013). CMC Senior Theses. 735.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.