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752362A Botanical collection and digital herbarium, 2-6 ECTS cr 
Code 752362A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Botanical collection and digital herbarium  Abbreviation Botanical colle 
Scope2-6 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3272 Ecology 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Biology 

Anna Ruotsalainen 

The course's general learning material:
Author Title Year Compulsory Availability
     Hämet-Ahti, L., Suominen, J., Ulvinen, T. & Uotila, P.  Retkeilykasvio   1998  - Availability

ECTS Credits 

2-6 ECTS credits / 53-160 hours of work, 100 species = 2 cr.

Language of instruction 



B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree.

Learning outcomes 

Preparation (including labels, collection information e.g. coordinates) and identification of self-collected herbarium specimen.


The collection may contain solely vascular plants in combination or together with moss and lichen specimens, for instance.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Vascular plants have to be pressed and dried as herbarium-specimens. The samples have to be in folded paper (folded into A3 size) or small envelope including the name and place tag. Digital herbarium (2 cr.) can be done alone or combined with the physical herbarium (=max 6 cr.). Before starting the collection work student has to consult the responsible person.

Target group 


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Identification of plant species, extensive (756354A) or equivalent knowledge.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Hämet-Ahti et al. 1998: Retkeilykasvio (Field Flora of Finland), Ed. 4. Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki. 656 pp., and other field floras. Internet sources for plant identification.

The availability of the literature can be checked from this link.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Collection is delivered to the responsible person.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


Pass / Fail.

Person responsible 

Doc. Anna Liisa Ruotsalainen.

Working life cooperation 


Other information 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Botanical collection and digital herbarium  Course  Anna Ruotsalainen 
01.05.21 -30.09.21 -
registration period has not begun Botanical collection and digital herbarium  Course  Anna Ruotsalainen  10.05.22

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