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EKOL3134 Use of GIS and Remote Sensing in Studying Biodiversity 2 ECTS
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Preceding studies
Basic technical knowledge about GIS and remote sensing is assumed. Suitable background courses are MAAN6001 (Introduction to geoinformatics) or MAAN6081 (Kartografian ja geoinformatiikan perusteet).

Learning outcomes

After the course the student will understand what kinds of ecological questions can be answered by the use of GIS and/or remote sensing, and will be familiar with examples of different practical applications of these techniques. The student will also be aware of common problems related to data quality and interpretation of the results and is able to use this knowledge to assess research reports critically.


Student presentations and discussion of relevant research articles and the methods applied in them, guest lectures of researchers, a visit to the regional office of the national environmental administration in Turku.

Teaching methods

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Lectures and 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

Attendance in class, presentation of a research article, making critical comments on at least two other articles, participation in the visit to the regional office.



Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Further information

The course is given in the spring of even years.

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
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