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Not available in 2014
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
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Intensive mode unit run in the three-week period prior to the commencement of trimester 2 (6 hours per day for 8 days)
Please note that students should not enrol in SLE114 Introduction to Parks and Wildlife Conservation and SLE216 Bushfire Management in the same year as both these units run at the same time.
You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
This unit focuses on fire behaviour, fire management, the ecological impacts of fire on fauna and flora, and the impact of fire on the community. Topics include fire behaviour in grass and forest, risk assessment, factors affecting loss of lives and assets, community expectations and education, fuel reduction burning, ecological responses of flora and fauna to both planned and unplanned fire, and current policy approaches to fire management planning.
Class test 40%, three assignments (20% each) 60%
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