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“The land gives us things that all people need to make our lives better and happier (like good food and clean drinking water, parks and other beautiful places to enjoy, and controlling things that could make us sick or hurt us and our homes). I work in the kind of land that has many, many trees (we sometimes call it the woods). The woods are important because they help us to have less of a thing people put in the air that is making the world much warmer (which is bad for people, the land, and animals) by storing it in the trees and in the ground. I ask questions to learn about whether woods that have many different types of trees are better at storing this stuff from the air than woods that have fewer types of trees. I also study whether it matters whether the area of the woods is big or small, or if the woods are all alone (in the middle of fields) or very close to other woods. I hope that finding answers to these kinds of questions will help the people with power to change things to make good plans to get more of the things we need from the land, while hurting the land (and trees and animals) less.”