Biological Invasions

EMBC+ MODULE 3: Conservation and Restoration of Marine Biodiversity
semester: 
3
ects: 
3

1.-Biological invasions: Attributes of invasive species. Recipient communities. Factors that favour invasibility. 2. Introduction vectors in marine ecosystems: ballast water. Sampling methods. Fouling. 3. Introduction vectors in marine ecosystems II: aquaculture and accidental introductions. Imported species for aquaculture. Secondary dispersal. Quarantine and management techniques. 4. Marine invasives in Europe. Management of invasives databases. 5: Socioeconomic aspects of marine invasions. Prevention versus eradication. Social perception of invasives. Risk analysis and cost valuation. 6. Personalized guidelines for each student's case study

keywords: 
invasive, risk assessment, quarantine procedures, aquaculture, fouling, ballast water, exotic
initial: 

graduate level in biology

final: 

Students should be able to complete a management program for the prevention and/or eradication of marine introductions