Comparison, Identification, and Role of Microbial Communities

Project

Description


The first water quality project - Chaired by Lutgarde Raskin


Objectives:


  1. Characterize the microbial communities in established production scale marine and freshwater recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) units. These systems have been operational and producing aquatic organisms for more than one year.

  2. Once these microbial communities have been identified, the role(s) of these microbial communities within the nitrogen cycle will be quantified with the goal of increasing the efficiency of the RAS (increased survival, growth and density, etc. of aquatic organisms).

  3. Coordinate the results of this project with the Technical Committee Extension Subcommittee of NCRAC.





Principal


Investigator(s)/Institution

Objective(s)

Year 1

Total

Lutgarde M. Raskin & James S. Diana (University of Michigan)

1 & 3

$32,517 $32,517

Russell L. Cuhel & Carmen Aguilar (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

2

$32,483 $32,483

 

Totals

$65,000 $65,000



Participants/Institution

Lutgarde M. Raskin (University of Michigan)

James S. Diana (University of Michigan)

Russell L. Cuhel (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Carmen Aguilar (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)


Industry Advisory Council Liaison:

Russ Allen Seafood Systems, Inc., Okemos Michigan
Extension Liaison:

Mark E. Clark North Dakota State University North Dakota

Project Outline (484K pdf file)


Report (298K pdf file)


Project Number: 1

Duration: 
09/01/2009 to 08/31/2010
Award Amount: 
$65,000.00
Award Number: 
2008-38500-19157
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