非本地物种风险筛查工具应用线上培训班——AS-ISK, TAS-ISK, TPS-ISK工具包的应用-线上直播-英文授课-2024年5月30日-6月2日

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Risk screening of non-native species with second-generation toolkits


Live on-line course

30th May - 2nd June, 2024








The steady increase in the introduction and spread of non-native invasive species worldwide and the resulting detrimental effects on native ecosystems have incited the development of decision-support tools to inform decision-makers and environmental managers of the associated risks. This is necessary to inform policy and management decisions to protect native aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and ultimately formulate rehabilitation and restoration strategies. As part of the risk analysis process applied to the environmental sciences, risk screening is the first step that aims to identify those non-native species likely to carry a higher risk of invasiveness, which would then be subject to risk assessment – the second step in risk analysis followed by risk management and communication (the third and final step). The Aquatic Species Invasiveness Screening Kit (AS-ISK) is currently by far the most widely used electronic decision-support tool for screening non-native aquatic species, with the Terrestrial Animal Species Invasiveness Screening Kit (TAS-ISK) and the Terrestrial Plant Species Invasiveness Screening Kit (TPS-ISK), respectively for screening non-native terrestrial animals and plants, having been recently released. This ISK family of toolkits consists of fully-fledged Microsoft Excel applications with a powerful and user-friendly graphical user interface, which is available in 31 languages. Adoption and employment of these electronic second-generation Weed Risk Assessment-type decision-support tools is crucial to inform government strategies aimed at preventing or mitigating the detrimental effects of non-native species.


外来水生生物风险筛查工具包(AS-ISK)是目前使用最广泛的非本地水生生物风险筛查工具,陆生动物生物入侵风险筛查工具包(TAS-ISK)和陆生植物物种入侵性筛查工具包(TPS-ISK)分别用于筛查非本地陆生动植物。这些物种入侵筛查工具包(ISK)是在杂草风险评估系统的基础上开发的风险评估型决策支持工具包,由成熟的 Microsoft Excel 应用程序组成,具有功能强大且用户友好的图形用户界面,提供 31 种语言版本。这些工具包对大规模外来物种风险筛查以及应急管理中发挥着重要作用

我们特邀请ISK开发者Lorenzo Vilizzi博士举办“非本地物种风险筛查工具应用培训班“,为入侵生物学领域的科学家和管理人员提供所有必要的背景知识和技能,以便对所研究的非本地物种进行全面和科学可辩的风险筛查,并政府机构提供管理入侵物种的最佳策略。



To provide both scientists and managers involved in the field of invasion biology with all background knowledge and skills necessary for conducting a full and scientifically defensible risk screening of the non-native species under study so as to inform government bodies about the best strategies to manage non-native invasive species.





Dr Lorenzo Vilizzi has a PhD in Aquatic Sciences and is currently Professor at the University of Lodz (Poland). LV is an expert in invasion biology and specializes in the risk analysis of invasive species. LV has a 25+ year research experience and is the author of more than 140 peer reviewed scientific papers dealing mainly with the ecology and management of aquatic invasive species. LV is the developer of the AS-ISK, TAS-ISK and TPS-ISK decision support tools, which are being used worldwide, and has been leading a large number of multinational collaborative research programmes on invasive species and risk analysis. Recently, LV has been running workshops (Malaysia, Philippines, Poland) on the risk screening of invasive species with the above decision support tools.

Lorenzo Vilizzi博士拥有水产科学博士学位,目前是罗兹大学(波兰)的教授。LV是入侵生物学专家,专门从事入侵物种的风险分析。LV 拥有 25多年的研究经验,是140多篇同行评审科学论文的作者,主要涉及水生入侵物种的生态学和管理。LVAS-ISKTAS-ISKTPS-ISK决策支持工具的开发者,这些工具正在全球使用,并领导了大量关于入侵物种和风险分析的跨国合作研究计划。最近,LV一直在多地举办入侵物种的风险筛查工具应用研讨会(马来西亚,菲律宾,波兰)。




The course material (including both theory and practice) consists of 1100+ slides and will cover the following topics:

(i) Risk analysis – Background, rationale, history, scope and description of the components of risk analysis; Application of risk analysis to the environmental sciences; Origins and development of the risk analysis framework approach for non-native species.

(ii) Overview of research carried out so far in the risk screening of non-native species with the second-generation ISK toolkits (and its predecessors); Outcomes, breakthroughs and future topics and opportunities for investigation; Adoption of the second-generation ISK toolkits as a country-level 'gold-standard'.

(iii) Screening protocol – Identification of the assessors; Definition of the risk assessment area; Selection of species for screening; A priori categorisation of species invasiveness.

(iv) Screened species information – Compilation of database including all taxonomic and conservation status information; Four-step components of the a priori categorisation protocol.

(v) AS-ISK, TAS-ISK and TPS-ISK – History and development of the AS-ISK, TAS-ISK and TPS-ISK; Comprehensive description of the multilingual electronic decision support tools including their graphical user interface features, database format and requirements, and software capabilities to streamline the risk screening process;

(vi) Toolkits' multilingual capabilities and their relevance for local adoption and legislation (involving a brief description of the available suite of -ISK toolkits for the screening of both aquatic and terrestrial non-native species).

(vii) Statistical analysis – Implementation of receiver operating characteristic curve analysis for computation of a calibrated threshold; Species risk outcomes and ranking, and their classification for further investigation in the risk analysis process.

(viii) Preparation of peer-reviewed publications and reports; Presentation and communication

of results.












DAY 1Beijing time 02:00pm to 5:30pm, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Module 1 – Risk analysis and decision-support tools

Session 1.a – Background on risk analysis

1. Definition

2. History

3. Components

Session 1.b – Risk analysis in invasion science

1. Invasion science

2. Non-native species risk analysis

Session 1.c – Weed Risk Assessment-type decision-support tools

1. WRA

2. ISK I tools

3. ISK II tools

Session 1.d – Comparison and opportunities

1. Comparison with other screening toolkits

2. Future applications and development

DAY 2Beijing time 02:00pm to 5:30pm, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Module 2 – Risk screening protocol

Session 2.a – Assessors and risk assessment area

1. Identification of the assessor(s)

2. Definition of the risk assessment area

Session 2.b – Species selection and categorization

1. Selection of species for screening

2. Categorisation of species

Session 2.c – Compilation of species database I

1. Species categorisation template

2. Taxonomy

3. Species-specific databases

4. Global databases

Session 2.d – Compilation of species database II

1. Regional databases

2. Literature 3. Outcomes

DAY 3Beijing time 02:00pm to 5:30pm, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Module 3 – Aquatic Species Invasiveness Screening Kit

Session 3.a – Graphical User Interface

1. Description and features

Session 3.b – AS-ISK usage I

1. Data manipulation

2. Screening of sample species I

Session 3.c – AS-ISK usage II

1. Screening of sample species II

2. Data output and report

Session 3.d – Multilingual capabilities and opportunities

1. Multilingual interface

2. Potential for inclosion of other language

DAY 4Beijing time 02:00pm to 5:30pm

Module 4 – Statistical analysis and publication

Session 4.a – Calibration and confidence 1. Calibration 2. Confidence

Session 4.b – Species risk outcomes and ranking

1. Threshold computation and confidence

2. Risk outcomes 3. Risk ranking

Session 4.c – Write-up and communication

1. Text

2. Tables

3. Charts

4. Supplementary material





4 DAYS, form 30th May to 2nd June, 2024 (Thursday- Sunday): 02:00pm to 5:30pm, 6:30pm-9:00pm.

4天,530-62日,2024年(周四-周日),北京时间下午2:00-5:30, 6:30-9:00



The course will be organized in form of live broadcasting without playback.


The course and relevant material will be in English.


The course material (including both theory and practice) consists of 1100+ slides that will also be provided to the participants (in pdf format) 5days before the start day of the course.

课程材料(包括理论和实践)由1100 +幻灯片组成,也将在课程开始前5天以pdf格式提供给参与者。

The course includes a 1-hour face-to-face video chat with the instructors (to be used after the course). You are invited to apply the techniques discussed during the course on your own data and if you encounter any problems, you can ask questions during the 1-hour face-to-face chat. The 1-hour needs to be consumed in one session, and will take place at a mutual convenient time.

该课程包括与讲师进行 1 小时的面对面视频沟通(在课程结束后使用)。我们邀请您将课程中讨论的技术应用于您自己的数据,如果您遇到任何问题,您可以在 1 小时的面对面沟通中提出问题。这 1 小时需要一次性消耗,并且将在双方方便的时间进行。

Set up an online group chat to facilitate interaction on course content between instructors and participants after the course.


The assessment tool needs to be used on a Windows system, and will be installed before the start of the course with proper instruction.




CNY: 4000RMB, including training fee, materials fee.




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After submitting the registration online, the organizer will send the official notice, including course agenda, payment method, precautions, etc. to the participants’ email address 4 weeks in advance.

Please arrange payment after getting the official notice.







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Payment Method: Three payment modes: Corporate account transfer, Alipay payment and WeChat payment.


Invoice: The invoices will be issued within 5 working days after the end of the course (ordinary VAT invoice will be sent to the applicant’s mailbox).






Participants can cancel the course up to 7 days before it starts and get a full refund.


Within 7 days before the start of the course, participants could submit a request for course material, then we will email participants a link to download it. This process takes less than 24 hours. Once participants submit the request for course material, we will then grant participants access to all course material. If participants have not submit the request for the course material before the start of the course and participants want to cancel within 7 days before the start of the course, we will still give a full refund. However, once participants have accessed the course material, no refunds will be given.

在课程开始7内,学员可以提交课程材料请求,然后我们将通过电子邮件向学员发送课程资料下载链接。此过程只需不到24小时。一旦学员提交了课程材料请求,我们将授予学员访问所有课程材料的权限。如果学员在课程开始前没有提交材料请求,并且学员想在课程开始前的7 内取消,我们仍将全额退款。但是,一旦参与者提交了课程材料请求,将不予退款。

On the start day of the course or after, no refunds will be given.