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
EKOL3132 Advanced issues in Biodiversity Research 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Professor Pekka Niemelä, pekka.niemela@utu.fi

Learning outcomes

During the course, the student will gain knowledge about important concepts and topics related to biological diversity and will become familiar with recent research and possible controversies in these topics.


Themes covered include (but are not restricted to) international treaties that concern biodiversity, how to quantify biodiversity, global diversity trends, biodiversity hotspots, invasive species and sustainable forest management.

Teaching methods

Presentation given by student groups and discussions on the presented topic. Everyone is expected to read the provided background material before the presentations and to make at least one question to the presenting group.

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

Oral presentation and active participation in discussions.



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