Unit 5 in Science has definitely been my forte and favourite. For the In-Class Essay, I chose the fourth option, depicting whether reforestation replaces and restocks deforestation. My thoughts were that reforestation cannot replace and restock deforestation for these main reasons: increased soil erosion; increased greenhouse gas emissions; climate change; and the time span of ecological succession. But, on the other hand, deforestation supplies more farmland to grow crops and food; land for housing; and paper for paper bags. Also, deforestation can be unintentional, like when a natural disaster strikes, or overgrazing occurs.
For this assignment, I received a level 8! I am very happy and proud of this mark, because I came into this assignment confident and sure I would succeed, as ecology has been one of my favourite topics, ever since I was young.