ANALISI E GESTIONE BIOCENOSI

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Anno accademico di regolamento: 
2019/2020
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di erogazione: 
2019/2020
Tipo di attività: 
Obbligatorio a scelta
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Primo Semestre
Ore di attivita' didattica: 
42
Prerequisiti: 

no

Moduli

Metodi di valutazione

Tipo di esame: 
Orale
Modalita' di verifica dell'apprendimento: 

EXAM IS SUBDIVIDED IN 2 PARTS: WRITTEN AND ORAL

Written:

questionnaire of 30 multiple choice questions,
5 possible answers of which only one correct (1 point for each correct answer, 0 points for each wrong answer,= point for each no answer)

Oral exam mode:

questions concerning all that has been explained in class

note: the slides can be used as support at the study but are not sufficient for passing the exam.

Valutazione: 
Voto Finale

Obiettivi formativi

The present course examines key aspects and critical issues of marine aquaculture, as part of the primary production activity (aquaculture) with the largest growth rate among other food production techniques worldwide. Aquaculture nowadays supply fifty percent of fish products consumed in the world. The big challenge that aquaculture is facing concerns with sustaining and ever increasing demand circumscribed by environmental sustainability Therefore, the course aims to provides and overall knowledge of marine aquaculture, its potential in food security and the negative aspects/mitigations measures of the subject.

Contenuti

Currents status of Aquaculture, Key aspects for the development of aquaculture, Aquaculture Systems, Aquaculture and the Environment

Programma esteso

1. CURRENT STATUS OF AQUACULTURE
a. Definition of Aquaculture
b. A bit of History
c. Aquaculture in the world
d. Marine Aquaculture
e. Perspectives
2. KEY ASPECTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MARICULTURE
a. Environment
b. Nutrition
c. Health
d. Site Selection
e. Best Management Practices
f. Legal Aspects to Observe
3. AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS
a. Extensive, semi-intensive, intensive and super-intensive
b. Ponds, tanks, cages, raceways
c. Culture of selected marine species
i. Sea Bream
ii. Scallops, Oysters
iii. Sea cucumbers
iv. Support cultures (algae, micro-invertebrates)
d. Especial issue: Biofloc aquaculture
4. AQUACULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
a. The Ugly side of aquaculture and their remedies
i. Nutrient discharge vs regulations
ii. Antibiotics and other chemicals vs vaccination
iii. Fish meal vs soya and cell wall proteins
iv. Disease vs prevention and biosecurity
v. Genetic Impact on wild populations vs containment
b. Animal welfare
c. Especial issue: The Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture model

Bibliografia consigliata

slides and support of these books:
Aquaculture, Resource use and the environment (2015), Boyd & McNevin, Wiley-Blackwell, First Edition
Echinoderm aquaculture (2015), Brown & Eddy, Wiley-Blackwell, First Edition
Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment (2010), Noga, E. J., Wiley-Blackwell, Second Edition.-

Modalità di erogazione

Convenzionale

Metodi didattici

lectures

Contatti/Altre informazioni

by appointment