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GMAA4822 Environmental geochemistry of nitrogen and phosphorus 5 ECTS
Organised by
Quaternary Geology
Person in charge
University teacher Eila Varjo

Learning outcomes

The course aims to develop the understanding on the behavior of nitrogen and phosphorus in the biogeochemical circulation and, based on this, how it is possible to reduce the environmental effects of nitrogen and phosphorus. In specific, after the course the student is expected to understand the circulation of nitrogen and phosphorus, the processes mobilizing/immobilizing phosphorus in the soil and water, the different forms of phosphorus and other factors contributing to eutrophication, the reasons for eutrophication.


The focus of the course lies in the land use and running water. However, larger-scale environmental problems are considered as well.

Teaching methods

Lectures (14h), smaller essays on selected themes, home work assigments, excursion, presentation of own work

Modes of study

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

Participation on lectures, home works, essays, written exam, excursion

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
based on written exam

Study materials

Will be specified during the course

Further information

Organized every second year.

Belongs to following study modules

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