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
EKOL3158 Ecology and evolution of plant-herbivore interactions 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Veijo Jormalainen veijo.jormalainen@utu.fi and Tero Klemola Tero.Klemola@utu.fi

Learning outcomes

The student knows and understands the differences in structure and function between aquatic and terrestrial communities and their ecological consequences. The student knows the models of direct and indirect defense allocation and their empirical tests in aquatic and terrestrial environments. The student becomes familiar with the history and recent research in plant-herbivore interactions and understands its current questions.


Lectures on ecology and evolution of plant-herbivore interaction and on characteristics of tri-trophic level interactions in aquatic and terrestrial environments, presentations of recent key papers of the research field with discussions.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In Finnish
Participation in classroom work
  • In Finnish
  • In Finnish
Written exam and Participation in classroom work and Seminar

Requirement for participation in the course is BSc in biology.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Further information

Will be organized in even years. Course will be given if at least 5 students sign up for the course. Sign up in nettiopsu.utu.fi before the end of the second period (20.12.2013).

Belongs to following study modules

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