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:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028


The course involves the collection of a predetermined number of scientifically recorded invertebrate samples. The collection will be focused on one or more agreed groups of animals or a specific habitat. The content of the collection and the further use of the specimens will be agreed in advance with the responsible supervisor of the course.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will be able to

- collect, label and prepare scientific vertebrate samples.

- identify specimens of a target animal group to species or genus level.

- describe the main structural features, diversity, biology and ecology of the target animal group.

- describe and explain the diversity of the group of animals studied.

Description of prerequisites

Basic level courses on invertebrate species identification.

Completion methods

Method 1

During the course, an agreed number of scientifically recorded invertebrate samples will be collected and identified to species level.
Evaluation criteria:
Presentation of a scientifically recorded and identified invertebrate collection to the responsible teacher.
Time of teaching:
Period 1, Period 2, Period 3, Period 4, Period 5
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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.

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