ECOS1094 Advanced invertebrate identification (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


Course on the identification of invertebrate animals, which deepens students’ knowledge on the structure, evolution and ecology of terrestrial organisms. Identification of preserved samples is trained in the laboratory by using identification keys.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student should be able to

· explain basics of the classification of invertebrate animals.

· use the identification keys of main groups of invertebrates.

· identify invertebrates at least to family level.

· handle preserved wet and dry samples.

· recognize morphological structures used in identification.

· describe main biological and ecological features in invertebrates studied.

use tools needed in identification.

Description of prerequisites

Bio- ja ympäristötieteiden perusopinnot, BENA2021-2023/2031-2033.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Participation in teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Evaluation criteria:
Progress in identification work, pass the test, scale: pass/fail.
Study methods:

Compulsory attendance at the laboratory work, assignments and self-evaluation.

Study materials:

Identification keys and other material available in Moodle.

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