|Type||Short duration course, long course|
|Nominal duration||Long course (8.8.-24.8.) (5 ECTS)|
EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28.2.2017
Expenses for Special Courses
A minimum of 2 years of university-level studies is required for all courses. This course is targeted for Bachelor’s or Master’s students with basic knowledge in ecology, environmental or aquatic sciences.
All courses are taught in English. Although applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, all students must be fluent in English. A good command of English is necessary for completing the course (following teaching, participating in classroom discussions, writing essays) as well as managing day-to-day matters in Finland. An applicant can be rejected if his/her level of English is not deemed equivalent to the standards.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This course introduces students to the overall picture of environmental impact on the Baltic Sea. It will do so by analysing the role of catchment area and inland waters in the water quality and eutrophication of coastal waters. During the intensive field course the students will learn how land management, control of water pollution and ambient ecosystem dynamics affect water quality and ecosystems, and how this changes on the way from headwaters along the river basin to the Baltic Sea. The course will give a deeper understanding of the nutrient processes and their spatial and temporal dynamics in catchments and coastal areas, including transportation, modification and retention of nutrients and organic material.
After completing the course, the students have knowledge of different Finnish aquatic ecosystems from headwaters to coastal waters of the Baltic Sea. Students will have gained insights into how the land use in catchment areas affects the water quality and biology. They will also have learned basic sampling and analytical methods used in aquatic ecology.
Course format and teaching methods
The course will be held at two field stations, Lammi Biological Station and Tvärminne Zoological Station and ends with an excursion to Askö Laboratory in Stockholm, Sweden.
The course contains lectures, excursions, fieldwork, group work and some laboratory work with water analyses. Excursions are made to different inland and coastal water bodies.
Bachelor’s or Master’s students with basic knowledge in ecology, environmental or aquatic sciences
Tiina Tulonen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marko Reinikainen (email@example.com)
You may contact the course coordinators with questions concerning the course content.
With any other questions concerning Helsinki Summer Schoool or the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.