Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hrs lectures, 20 hrs tutorials & a 2 day excursion |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment
|Prerequisites:||25 points of 200 level subjects in any area.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Proficient at using MS-Word and MS-Excel. Some understanding of temperate ecosystems.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||N/A|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Kevin Tolhurst
Phone: 5321 4162
MSLE Student Centre
Phone: 8344 0276
|Subject Overview:||This subject introduces students to bushfires in Australia. The effects of fuel, weather and climate on the nature and periodicity of bushfires; the history of fire in Australia; the importance of fire to aboriginal culture and life; the effect bushfires have on fauna, flora, soils and hydrology; the importance of bushfire as an ecological process; the social and economic impact of bushfires; the role and impacts planned fire in the landscape; bushfire smoke and greenhouse gas production; design and planning of houses and towns in bushfire-prone environments.|
Major Assignment (3000-5000 words) Review and discussion of the implications of living in a fire environment (30%, week 10)
Written exercises / tutorial tasks. Fortnightly tasks to review course work and extend understanding to the application of the science.
(20%) End of semester exam (3 hours) (50%)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Landscape Management |
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