Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
EKOL2321 From Individuals to Population 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Jon Brommer

Learning outcomes

This course provides the theoretical background for why and how we can use individual-based information to gain insights in ecology and evolution. It also provides hands-on experience on the methods of tracking the movement, survival and reproduction of individuals, and on the analysis of such data. No previous experience is required. It is a complement (but not a requirement) to the course “Population Estimation and Monitoring Methods” with which it alternates.


Much of ecology and evolution deals with population-level processes. However, if we want to get a detailed understanding of such processes, we often need to study them at the level of the individual. For example, reproduction, survival, movement and dispersal are processes of obvious importance for the population which can be studied in a detailed manner when working on individuals.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Written exam and Exercise(s)


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

3. year autumn
4. year autumn

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Biology
Department of Biology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Biology
DP in Biology
Finnish Study Modules