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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MAAN7351 Landscape ecology and GIS 5 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Niina Käyhkö
Preceding studies
Prerequisites: Methodological studies (both MAAN6451 and 6452) completed and basic knowledge of landscape ecology and biogeography.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that students obtain skills in image processing, image interpretation and GIS techniques in the analysis of landscape and vegetation patterns and changes. Student will be able to interpret land cover and vegetation patterns from aerial photographs and satellite images and analyse landscape patterns and dynamics using GIS and field data. Students will also 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 research and landscape ecology applied in geography, 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, group work discussion, field excursions, independent work, web assisted work.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Project / practical work
  • In English
  • In English

Participation in classroom work, practical, excursions, individual work, written essay.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Written essay.

Study materials

Lecture and demonstrations notes with distributed self-study literature, practical material (instructions) and virtual resources via the Internet.

Further information

Organized in uneven years.

Belongs to following study modules

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