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
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EKOL3135 Biodiversity Informatics 2 ECTS
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Learning outcomes

After the course the student will have an overview of the tools, procedures and analysis techniques developed for handling large amounts of data on species and their distribution. The student will also understand the benefits and problems in sharing biodiversity data and be familiar with some data sharing initiatives.


Lectures on informatics tools, metadata, data sharing and the use of museum and observational databases in research. Practicals on data base design and species distribution
modelling. Student presentations on data sharing portals.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

+ student presentations

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

+ written reports on the practicals


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Further information

The course is given in the spring of uneven years.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Biology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Biology
DP in Biology
DP in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
DP in Physiology and Genetics
DP in Biology Education Track
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