Educational Capacity Strengthening for Risk Managment of Non-native Aquatic Species in Western Balkans - RiskMan

WP4 Reforming of the Current Curriculum

WP4 Reforming of the Current Curriculum

The following 3 new courses were suggested by the RiskMan Consortium and will be added to the curricula of AUT, UNISA, UNBI, and UoM starting from Autumn 2022.
 

Course 1: Biology of aquatic NNS 

 

1. Week: General characteristics of aquatic NNS
2. Week: Advantageous biological traits of the invasive over native species
3. Week: Biological characteristics of invasive freshwater and marine phytoplankton species
4. Week: Case study of  invasive freshwater and marine phytoplankton species
5. Week: Biological characteristics of invasive freshwater and marine zooplankton species
6. Week: Case study of  invasive freshwater and marine zooplankton species
7. Week: Biological characteristics of invasive algae and macrophytes species, freshwater and marine
8. Week: Case study of  invasive algae and macrophytes species, freshwater and marine
9. Week: Biological characteristics of invasive invertebrate species, freshwater and marine
10. Week: Case study of  invasive invertebrate species, freshwater and marine
11.  Week: Biological characteristics of invasive freshwater fish species
12.  Week: Case study of  invasive freshwater fish species
13.  Week: Biological characteristics of invasive marine fish species
14.  Week: Case study of  invasive marine fish species
15.  Week: Invasion in the Adriatic Sea and freshwater protected areas of Balkan
 

Course 2. Impacts of Aquatic NNS

 

1. Week: Introduction to the concept of biological invasion
2. Week: Definition of alien species and invasive species
3. Week: Differences between introduction, restocking and reintroduction of species
4. Week: Main pathways of introduction of alien species: accidental and intentional
5. Week: The main ecological and biological characteristics of the invasive species
6. Week: Possible effects of alien species on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
7. Week: Economic impacts of invasive species
8. Week: Midterm exam
9. Week: The Global invasive species database: 100 of the World's Worst Invasive Alien Species
10. Week Case study: Invasive species of mammals, amphibian and reptiles
11. Week Case study: Invasive species of fish
12. Week Case study: Invasive species of invertebrates,.
13. Week Case study: Invasive species of plants and algae
14. Week Invasive species in Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro)
15. Week: Methods of control of biological invasions
 
 

Course 3. Risk Analysis and management of aquatic NNS

1. Week: Introduction to Risk assessment and management
2. Week: Legislative regulation of NNS, EU and national
3. Week: Identıfıcatıon of potential ımpacts of aquatic NNS
4. Week: Aquatic NNS monitoring and sampling
5. Week: Laboratory protocols and samples analysis
6. Week: Introduction to Risk assessment tools – AS-ISK
7. Week: Data tools in AS-ISK
8. Week: Application of Rısk assessment tools - AS-ISK
9. Week: Introduction to species distribution modelling – MAXENT
10. Week: Data tools in MAXENT
11. Week: Application of Species distribution model - MAXENT
12. Week: Risk identification based on case studies results
13. Week: Risk treatment of aquatic NNS – from science to practice, part 1
14 Week: Risk treatment of aquatic NNS – from science to practice, part 2
15. Week: Management plans and protocol