BENA4034 Research methods for natural resources and environment 1 (4 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, 2023-2024


A field course that focuses on human impact on environment. Maps and Global Positioning devices are used for planning, implementing and reporting field work and collection of samples. The samples will be analyzed in the laboratory and reported in a seminar. Environmental state will be assessed with field work that may consists of fish biology, water quality monitoring, examination of sediments and benthic animals.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, a student knows basics of field work, how to collect samples from the environment and analyze those in laboratory. (S)he can apply simple methods of geoinformatics for planning and reporting of environmental research. A student can identify human impact on the environment.

Description of prerequisites

Basic studies of Bio- and Environmental Science. Safety in laboratory.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Läsnäolo, aktiivisuus ja seminaariesitys.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (4 cr)

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

Läsnäolo kaikissa kurssin tapahtumissa, ryhmässä tehtävä suullinen esitelmä loppuseminaarissa