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EKOL2320 Field Course in Subarctic Ecology 3 ECTS
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Learning outcomes

The participants will be familiar with the characteristics of the flora and fauna of the subarctic mountain birch zone, their ecology and differences in relation to the coast of the Arctic Ocean. They understand the role interaction of biotic, such as grazing by reindeer and outbreaks of geometrids, and abiotic factors, e.g. climatic change, in shaping the subarctic ecosystems.


The course consists of lectures, field excursions, field and laboratory exercises and a seminar reporting the results of student exercises. The course will be held at the Kevo research station in Utsjoki, Finnish Lapland, an in the surrounding areas. The students learn about the subarctic biology and the current research on it - especially in the central study fields of Kevo research station.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Lectures, laboratory and field exercises, excursions.

Teaching language

English, Finnish

Finnish, if all students are Finnish-speaking.

Modes of study

Participation in classroom and field work, group work and seminar.



Recommended year of study

2. year spring
3. year spring
4. year spring

The course will be kept in the summer.

Further information

The course is ogranised by the Department of Biology and Kevo Subarctic Research Institute.
The course will be held in every second summer, in even numbered years.

Belongs to following study modules

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
Finnish Study Modules