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FYGE5330 Conservation Genetics 3 ECTS
Organised by
Physiology and Genetics
Person in charge
Juha-Pekka Vähä, jpvaha@utu.fi
Preceding studies
Basic knowledge of population genetic principles is assumed (e.g. equivalent of that taught in the course Genetics of Natural Populations)

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with genetic issues in conservation biology and the use of genetic markers and population genetic theory as a tool for conservation and management of populations.


Topics covered include: inbreeding depression, demography and extinction, metapopulations and fragmentation, units of conservation, hybridization, conservation breeding and restoration, invasive species, forensic and management applications of genetic identification.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Teaching language


In case only Finnish speaking students attend the course, this course will be given in Finnish.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Oral exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work and Oral presentation

80% attendance and presentation



Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Arranged occasionally.

Further information

Register via nettiopsu.utu.fi
The course will not be arranged every year unless at least 6 students will register for the course.

Belongs to following study modules

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