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
EKOL2217 Tropical Ecology 2–4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Hanna Tuomisto, hanna.tuomisto@utu.fi

Learning outcomes

After the course the student has obtained understanding on the variety of ecosystems and species interactions in the tropics and on how these differ between tropical and other areas.


The course covers typical features of the most important tropical biomes and discusses how tropical biotas have adapted to different environmental gradients and to various kinds of species interactions (competition, pollination, seed dispersal, herbivory etc.).

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Lectures and student presentations.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Oral exam
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
Oral presentation and Written exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Further information

The course is only given in even years.

Belongs to following study modules

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