ECOS1092 Advanced species identification (1–10 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



Course on varying groups of organisms, which in turn deepens students’ knowledge on the structure, evolution and ecology of certain taxonomic group. Identification of samples is practiced both in the laboratory and in the field. The use of identification keys is also practiced. More detailed information on the content of each course session is given in the syllabus. The courses are organized on invertebrates, vertebrates, vascular plants, mosses, mushrooms and polypores.

Completion methods

Compulsory attendance at the classes, assignments, exam.

Assessment details

Exercises and exam.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student:
- is able to explain basics of the classification of the studied groups of organisms and is able to identify the sample specimens to necessary levels
- can use the identification keys of main groups of organisms, masters identification work and knows how to handle the samples
- recognize the morphological characteristics used in the identification of the organisms
- is able to describe the main features of the biology and ecology of studied organisms

Description of prerequisites

Basic level courses in species knowledge.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (1–10 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Study methods:

Compulsory attendance at the classes, assignments, exam.