Judge discusses the challenge of adding an airstrop to Tetiaroa atoll. He describes the biodiversity of the area, and outlines his scheme for developing a coconut crab farm in the lagoon rather than tourism. Judge details the struggle to locate the water table as well as some difficulties in surveying the atoll and creating a comprehensive map. He describes the process of planning for aquaculture at the atoll.
Glen Small introduces the lecture. Merle Jensen begins by describing himself as an agriculturist interested in food production, and strategies to bring back the country into the city. Jensen describes briefly the current problems of the planet earth arising from the fact that humans are not good resource managers. Jensen explains his research a totally regenerative, balanced ecological system, The Biosphere II. He discusses different research projects on hydroponic food production, examples of bioengineering, aquaculture, air, soil and pest controlling for the Biosphere II.
Jensen explains his research at the Environment Research Laboratory at The University of Arizona. They are working on a totally regenerative balanced ecological system, The Biosphere II, and believe that this prototype will guide the management of the cities of the future. Jensen discusses different research projects on hydroponic food production, examples of bioengineering, aquaculture, and air, soil and pest controlling for the Biosphere II.