This is only going to be an introduction for now. and below is the review of the whole project.You will complete a research project of your own design, focused on the general topic of community and ecosystem responses to clearcut forests. A community can include the primary producer community, decomposer community, or invertebrate community. Ecosystem functions can include primary productivity, decomposition, nitrification, or soil carbon storage. You can compare the clearcut to the adjacent old forest for individual years, or over time (e.g. is there evidence the clearcut is returning to its pre-cut state, or more closely resembling the current state of the adjacent old forest?). We have eight years of data dating back to 2013 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022). The clearcut was created in 2006 and the adjacent old forest was last burned in 1889 (~16 and 133 years old respectively in 2022). The dominant tree in the clearcut and old forest is the lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta). The clearcut was replanted with lodgepole pine in 2007.You will need to perform statistical tests to summarize your data and make comparisons, look for relationships, etc. You will not be expected to do any statistical analyses, but you are more than welcome to use more advanced analyses if you like. Lab 6 is a basic review of data analysis, with a few new details that are useful for our course. Labs 9, and 10 are dedicated to helping you create your graphical abstract, and Lab 11 will be a peer review to help you review and improve your work. During the last week of labs (Lab 12), we will hold a presentation session, where everyone will present their graphical abstract and give a 3-minute verbal summary of their term project.