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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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GMAA4736 Laboratory practical works in glacial and Quaternary geology 5 ECTS
Organised by
Quaternary Geology
Person in charge
University teacher Eila Hietaharju
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X X
2017–2018 X X

Learning outcomes

Student will learn to independently make different analysis and interpretation of central paleoecological materials. After the course the student has basic knowledge of pollen-, diatom- and macrofossil taxa and is capable of making preparaths from raw material.


The course includes lectures and practicals of taxonomy and identification of macrofossils, diatoms and pollens;, making diatom- and pollen-preparaths, identification and plotting the results into C2-program.

Teaching methods

Lectures, practicals 35 h, laboratory work 20 h and self-study (identification)

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

Attending to lectures, practicals, coring, laboratory work and succesful completion of exam.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Literature: selected parts from: Tracking environmental change using lake sediments. Vol 3, Parts 2: Pollen; 4: Macrofossils and 8: Diatoms. Kluver Academic publishers.

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