Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction & Learning Objectives

    • Introduction to Ed Beaulieu

    • Introduction & Learning Objectives

  • 2

    What is an Ecosystem?

    • What is an Ecosystem?

  • 3

    The Nitrogen Cycle

    • The Nitrogen Cycle

  • 4

    Understanding pH

    • Understanding pH

  • 5

    Water Hardness

    • Water Hardness

  • 6

    Tying It All Together

    • The Aquascape Ecosystem

  • 7

    Introduction to Pond Ecology Quiz

    • Introduction to Pond Ecology Quiz


Vice President of Field Research and Contractor Development

Ed Beaulieu

Ed has been with Aquascape since the summer of 1993; his background and passion for the environment is evident in his numerous design/build projects. Ed uses his expertise and experience to create and improve industry products. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology with an emphasis in limnology (study of freshwater ecosystems), with graduate studies in marine biology and coastal zone management.Ed has designed and installed over 1,000 water features of all sizes. He’s an author, inventor, and speaker for the water garden industry. His role in consulting and construction services has allowed him to travel the world to practice his craft. Ed recently appeared as “the scientist” in Nat Geo Wild’s “Pond Stars” series. As the Director of Field Research at Aquascape, Ed tackles a wide variety of unique projects. He continually pushes Aquascape products to their limits while exploring innovative solutions and techniques to stay in front of the competition. Ed sums up his career in the words of Robert Mondavi, “Find a job that you love and you’ll never work another day in your life.”