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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MAAN7342 Landscape ecology and land changes 5 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Niina Käyhkö
Preceding studies
studies of ecology or biogeography

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that students obtain skills in the spatial and temporal analysis of landscapes and associated land cover, land use and biotope patterns. Using range of image processing, image interpretation, field working and GIS methods, students will learn how to map, model and analyse dynamic landscape systems from the historical times to the present day. Students will gain knowledge and tools for argumentation of the values and applicability of landscape information in the society, especially for land use planning and landscape conservation.


The course covers the following topics: theories of landscape change research and landscape ecology applied in geography and environmental sciences, landscape models and analysis approaches, field work techniques in landscape research, remote sensing, old maps and historical records as source materials in landscape studies and GIS methods in the analysis of landscape patterns and changes. The course includes lectures, demonstrations, self-study literature, virtual learning and field exercises either in Finland or in Sweden.

Teaching methods

Lectures, reading material, group work discussion, field excursions, independent image processing and GIS work, web assisted work.

Teaching language



Numeric 0-5.

Further information

The course is organized every second year. Not organized 2015-2016.

Belongs to following study modules

Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Development Studies