After studying this course, you should be able to:
explain why fire is an important component of healthy ecosystems
explain what is meant by a ‘fire regime’ and how changes in fire regimes can lead to changes in ecosystems
describe some adaptive features of plants that have evolved in response to fire
describe how some animals avoid fires and/or benefit from the aftermath of natural fires
explain how global warming may result in an increase in both the frequency and intensity of fires.