ECOS1090 Invertebrate collection (2 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


Jointly agreed number of scientifically collected and preserved invertebrate samples. The collection should include samples from one or some taxonomic animal groups or certain specific habitat. The contents of the collection will be agreed in advance with the supervisor of the course.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student should be able to

· collect, prepare, label and handle scientific invertebrate samples.

· identify the sampled individuals of the chosen taxonomic group to species or genus level.

· describe the key morphological features, as well as the species diversity and main points of biology and ecology in the target invertebrate group.

describe and explain the phenomenon of biodiversity using the invertebrate group studied as an example.

Description of prerequisites

Basic level courses on invertebrate species identification.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Number of scientifically preserved and identified invertebrate samples.
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Parts of the completion methods

Independent study (2 cr)

Independent study
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Evaluation criteria:
Properly identified and labelled invertebrate samples, scale: pass/fail.
English, Finnish
Study methods:

The collection of invertebrate samples from the field and presentation of labeled and identified samples to the supervisor of the course.