This week, we will cover the eastern deciduous forest and urban ecology, so with those concepts in mind we will focus on how the eastern deciduous forest has changed due to human actions and the development of urban centers. First, find a photo of eastern deciduous forest – perhaps in a park, some undeveloped land adjacent to a neighborhood, a restoration site, be creative as there are lots of photo options out there, and perhaps you even have one of your own that you have taken. Embed the photo in the discussion to start the discussion. Identify which of the seven biotic associations it belongs in (based on Chapman and Bolen’s  descriptions).Then, consider how urbanization might impact this particular forest. You may consider using one or more of the following terms, as applicable:Removal of existing vegetationConstruction of buildings, roads, or other urban infrastructureReplacement of permeable with impermeable surfacesReduction in the area of open spaceModification or destruction of aquatic habitatsProduction of pollution and wasteHabitat loss, fragmentation, isolationClimatic changesAltered hydrologic regimesPollution of air, water, and soilAltered noise and light regimes UUse course vocabulary in the discussion, and be sure to pen a unique and catchy title to identify the content of your thread.