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 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
EKOL4101 Ecology and evolution of ecological interactions 5 ECTS
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The information is in the Teaching Schedules.

Learning outcomes

The student knows and understands the models and their empirical tests in the interactions between plants and herbivores, between predators and prey, and between parasites/parasitoids/pathogens and hosts. The student will understand the role of trophic interactions in shaping communities and ecosystems, including problems caused by invasive species, and the major differences in trophic structure and function between aquatic and terrestrial communities. The student becomes familiar with the history and recent advances in ecological interactions and understands the current questions of the research field.


Lectures on ecology and evolution of trophic interactions, including behavioral and numerical responses of the interactive populations, coevolution, and tri-trophic level interactions in aquatic and terrestrial environments, presentations of recent key papers of the research field with discussions.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

Requirement for participation in the course is BSc in biology.


Numeric 0-5.

Further information

Will be organized in spring of even years. Course will be given if at least 5 students sign up for the course. Sign up in nettiopsu.utu.fi in the autumn of odd years, before the end of the second period.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Biology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Biology
DP in Biology
DP in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
DP in Physiology and Genetics
DP in Biology Education Track
Finnish Study Modules