Taiga Biome

By: Alexis Williams

General Description  The taiga has very long and cold winters (around -14 degrees) with lots of snowfall and short and cool summers (64-72 degrees) that are humid and rainy with the annual rainfall at around 33in. then greenhouse effect caused by carbon dioxide can also be minimized due to little human effects on the area  Unlike some other biomes the animals in the taiga have to either adapt to their surroundings or migrate during the long cold winters also majority of the trees are coniferous or evergreen because that’s all that can grow in the harsh permafrost .  The permafrost soil found is very poor and thin due to the cold weather and lacks the essential nutrients to support large trees . but the leaves that fall from the smaller trees though due offer a type of natural fertilizer that can be very beneficial to the soil  It is important to the world because it’s home to millions of trees and animals some of these living things might even be rare  It can also be a solution to the increasing problem in climate change and global warming since the forest gives us air to breath.

cold winters while summers are warm and short.  The climate is subarctic with long. The winter's average temperature is 32 degrees while the low is -76 degrees and summers average is 64 to 72 degrees  The soils of the taiga are a frosty permafrost due to the harsh cold climate which is hard to grow trees  The wind chill decreases the temperature in the winter causing most animals to hibernate or migrate to a new location .Abiotic Factors  The average precipitation is 40 inches. In the summer time it is 10-20 inches. In the winter it is 20-40 inches. dark. There is mostly rain in the summer and snow in the winter. and daylight can be up to 20 hours a day in summer.

Plants Pine Trees: needles are very smooth to help keep water inside the dark casing Grizzly Bear: eats lots of food to gain fat that helps to keep it warm.Biotic Factors Animals Siberian Tiger: has a thick coat. long legs. and large paws. Then it hibernates through the winter.  Its long legs help the tiger to walk through deep snow. Snowshoe Hare: turn brown in the summer and turn white in the winter to camouflage from predators Spruce Tree: cones shape allows them to shed ice and sleet more efficiently .  Its large paws act like snowshoes.

compromising the purity of the water  This area is a common hunting ground for poachers who kill large amounts of species that are already on the endangered species list due to little enforcement of laws in this area .Threats to the Biome  Coal and oil powered boats often pollute the taiga and are rising due to expansion of cities and towns that use these forms of fuel  Oil spills often happen when tankers crash into icebergs in this area  When emissions in the air mix with rain clouds. which can filter out and into water supplies. this creates acid rain that comes back down on the biome and further damages the area  Lumber mills in the taiga also cut down trees in very large numbers. destroying the natural homes of the wildlife and also imbalances the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere  Mines are commonly blown up and the harsh explosions kill wildlife and disrupt the areas where other animals commonly go to feed they also produce large amounts of lye.

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