BENA2023 Biotopes and their biota 2 (3 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


Identification of organisms is practiced in different habitat types focusing on typical flora. Identification of habitat types is rehearsed during different season than in the previous course. During the field work special attention is paid to peatlands, although also features and guiding plant species of forest habitat types are studied. The most important mushrooms are studied and identified especially in the field.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student should be able to

· identify and describe the main habitat types (forests and peatlands) and their typical biota regardless of the season.

· to identify the most common Finnish mushroom genera and the most important species with the help of literature.

· be critical for the identification and has a tentative ability to assess the reliability of the identification.

(under supervision) report phases, methods and results of the inventory project, both in writing and orally.

Description of prerequisites

BENP1001, 1002 and 1004, and BENA2021, 2022.

Study materials

Course materials are shared in Moodle.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Assignments, written report and oral presentation 100%.
Time of teaching:
Period 1
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Study methods:

Compulsory attendance at the classes, accepted assignments as well as preparation of a written report and an oral presentation.

No published teaching