WETS1058 Identification and ecology of aquatic macrophytes (2 cr)

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


Lectures on macrophyte ecology, training of survey methods and species identification mainly in the field.

Learning outcomes

After  the course the student  knows

  • The key structural traits of the aquatic macrophyte (vascular plant and bryophyte) groups
  • Basics of their life histories and the environmental drivers of species distributions and community structure. 
  • The roles of macrophytes in the aquatic ecosystems and in ecological assessment of lakes and rivers. 
  • The common species in Finland, and how to identify any species. 
  • How to carry out field inventories of aquatic vegetation, applying standardized methods 

Additional information

Max 12 students are accepted according to the state of studies and dicipline

Completion methods

Method 1

The course is offered every even numbered year in August
Time of teaching:
Period 1
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (2 cr)

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

Compulsory attendance, identification exam