Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001014082014 MARINE EXOTIC SPECIESCompulsory484
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objectives of this course are to explain general characteristics of marine exotic species, the vectors of their introduction, diversity of marine exotic species in the Mediterranean and Turkish waters, and their effects of the prevailing ecosystem.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Alp SALMAN; Doç.Dr. Bahar BAYHAN
Learning Outcomes
1Explain about what are marine exotic organisms?
2Interpret the vectors of introduction of marine exotic species
3Explain distributional patterns of marine exotic species
4Interpret marine exotic species established in the Mediterranean Sea
5Explain the diversity of marine exotic species established in the Turkish waters
6Define the effects of marine exotic species on the prevailing ecosystem
7Interpret economical importance of marine exotic species
8Explain methods of the eradication process of marine exotic species
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition and types of exotic species; the vectors of introduction of marine exotic species; Lessepsian migration; species introduction by means of ships and aquaculture; the importance of ballast waters in species transfer; exotic species reported from the Mediterranean Sea; exotic species reported from the Turkish waters; the ecological and economical importance of exotic species; eradication methods of exotic species
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition and types of exotic species; brief history of study on marine exotic speciesInvestigations of marine exotic invertebrates
2Vectors of introduction of exotic species; Lessepsian migration, Ships, AquacultureInvestigations of marine exotic invertebrates
3Exotic species living in the Mediterranean and Turkish waters: Thallophyta, ProtozoaInvestigations of marine exotic invertebrates
4Exotic species living in the Mediterranean and Turkish waters: Porifera-AnnelidaInvestigation of marine exotic fish
5Exotic species living in the Mediterranean and Turkish waters: CrustaceaInvestigation of marine exotic fish
6Exotic species living in the Mediterranean and Turkish waters: Mollusca and EchinodermataInvestigation of marine exotic fish
7MID-TERM EXAM
8Exotic species distrubuting in the Turkish seas: A current listInvestigation of marine exotic fish
9Biology of some marine exotic fish species of Turkey: Chondrichthyes, Clupeidae, SynodontidaeInvestigation of marine exotic fish
10Biology of some marine exotic fish species of Turkey: Syngnathidae, Apagonidae, CarangidaeInvestigation of marine exotic fish
11Biology of some marine exotic fish species of Turkey: Mullidae, Mugilidae, SphyraenidaeInvestigation of marine exotic fish
12Biology of some marine exotic fish species of Turkey: Siganidae, Scombridae, TetraodontidaeInvestigation of marine exotic fish
13Economic and ecological effects of exotic species on Mediterranean and Turkish coast ecosystemInvestigation of marine exotic fish
14Eradication methods of exotic speciesInvestigation of marine exotic fish
15Presentation of term work
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Por, F. D., 1978. Lessepsian migration- the influx of Red Sea biota into the Mediterranean by way of the Suez Canal. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 23: 228 pp. Galil, B. S. 2000. A sea under siege–alien species in the Mediterranean. Biological Invasions, 2: 177-186. Zaitsev, Y. & Öztürk, B (eds). 2001. Exotic species in the Aegean, Marmara, Black, Azov and Caspian Seas. Turkish Marine Research Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, 267 pp. Öztürk, B. & Başusta, N. (eds). 2002. Workshop on Lessepsian Migration Proceedings. Turkish Marine Research Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, 9: 115 pp. CIESM, 2002-2004. Atlas of exotic species in the Mediterranean. http://www.ciesm.org/online/atlas/intro.htm Çınar, M. E., Bilecenoglu, M., Öztürk, B., Katagan, T. & Aysel, V. 2005. Alien species on the coasts of Turkey. Mediterranean Marine Science, 6: 119-146. Nentwig, W. 2007. Biological Invasions. Ecological studies, 193, 441 p. Zenetos, A., Çınar, M. E., Pancucci-Papadopoulou, M. A., Harmelin, J. G., Furnari, G., Andaloro, F., Bellou, N., Streftaris, N. & Zibrowius, H. 2005. Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species. - Mediterranean Marine Science, 6: 63-118. D Golani, B Appelbaum-Golani 2010: Fish Invasions of the Mediterranean Sea. Pensoft Publishers, 332 pp.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14228
Self Study8432
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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