Alen is the Deputy Chief Officer Capability & Infrastructure with the Country Fire Authority. After gaining Master of Science (Forestry) Degree, Alen started his working career in Croatia as a forester from where he emigrated to New Zealand in 1995. He worked as a Fire Management Officer with the Forestry Corporation and a Technical Assistant - Fire Research Group with the NZ Forest Research Institute.
After three years, Alen moved to Tasmania where he worked with Forestry Tasmania for seven years in variety of roles; the last two as the Manager Fire Management Branch.
Since 2005, he has been working in Melbourne, Victoria. For the first seven years he worked with Department of Sustainability and Environment, a majority of time as the Assistant Chief Officer Capability. In 2012, Alen started working in his current role with CFA.
Alen has presented at the numerous national and international conferences on fire research and management topics.
Lead end user
This project is seeking a 2-year postdoctoral fellow in spatial analysis and modelling working on disaster risk reduction planning. For more information and to apply, please click here.
What if an earthquake hit central Adelaide? A major flood on the Yarra River through Melbourne? A bushfire on the slopes of Mount Wellington over Hobart?
‘What if?’ scenario modelling through this project is helping government, planning authorities and emergency service agencies think through the costs and consequences of various options on preparing for major disasters on their infrastructure and natural environments and how these might change into the future.
The research is based on the premise that to reduce both the risk and cost of natural disasters, an integrated approach is needed to consider multiple hazards and a range of mitigation options.
|2015||Conference Paper||Improved assessment of grassland fuels in multiple jurisdictions across Australia. Adelaide Conference 2015 (2015).|
|2013||Journal Article||Testing existing models for predicting hourly variation in fine fuel moisture in eucalypt forests. Forest Ecology and Management 306, 202-215 (2013).|
|2010||Conference Proceedings||Assessing woody fuel consumption models for application in Australian forest fires. VI International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra, Portugal (2010).|
|2010||Journal Article||Testing woody fuel consumption models for application in Australian southern eucalypt forest fires. Forest Ecology and Management 260, 948 - 964 (2010).|
|Presentation-Slideshow||08 Sep 2014||The effect of the degree of grass curing on the behaviour of grassland fires||Save (17.65 MB)||fire|
|Presentation-Audio-Video||07 Jul 2017||Decision support system for optimal natural hazard mitigation - Alen Slijepcevic||Save (0 bytes)||decision making, multi-hazard, optimisation|
|Presentation-Audio-Video||03 Oct 2017||AFAC17 - Continuing the conversation: Strengthening organisations||Save (0 bytes)||communication, emergency management, multi-hazard|