background preloader

Taiga Biome Biology 11

Facebook Twitter

Taiga Plants.

These are some of the many plants that can be found in the Taiga biome. – kelseyjenjamesabby

Earth Floor: Biomes. Taiga: Plants Because the climate of the taiga is very cold, there is not a large variety of plant life.

Earth Floor: Biomes

The most common type of tree found in the taiga is the conifer--trees that have cones. Four kinds of conifers are common in the taiga. Three of the common conifers are evergreens; spruce, fir, and pine. Untitled.

This image is of a Fir tree, one of the four types of conifers that are common in the Taiga. – kelseyjenjamesabby

Taiga Biome - Bing video.

This video talks about not only vegetation in the Taiga but the biome as a whole. – kelseyjenjamesabby

Untitled.

This image is of a Spruce tree which along with Fir, Pine and Tamarack are the four kinds of conifers common in Taiga. – kelseyjenjamesabby

Untitled.

This is a photo of a Pine tree. – kelseyjenjamesabby

Untitled.

This is a photograph of a Tamarack tree. – kelseyjenjamesabby

Sphagnum Moss - Sphagnum andersonianum. Sphagnum Moss Genus: Sphagnum Species: andersonianum The average rainfall in the taiga is 12-33 inches a year.

This moss has a negative affect on the Taiga since it takes more nutrients than it needs it makes it hard for other plants to grow. – kelseyjenjamesabby

Peat moss grows in wet swampy bogs.

Sphagnum Moss - Sphagnum andersonianum

It likes cold temperatures, even below freezing. Animals of the taiga. Mammals living in the taiga include foxes, lynxes, bears, minks, squirrels, while larger ones include grey wolves and their preys: caribou, reindeers and moose.

Animals of the taiga

In winter, wolves hunt these herbivores in packs, often dividing themselves into two groups to encircle their preys before attacking them. Sometimes, either group upsets the herd of preys, and the other one creeps up on them. Nevertheless, only the young, wounded or older specimens are taken, while adults are spared. Untitled.

Grey wolves are common in the Taiga due to the abundance of food sources and the relatively cold climate. – kelseyjenjamesabby

Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Earth Floor: Biomes. Taiga: Animals The cold climate of the taiga prevents many animals from living there year-round.

This article tells about how animals in the Taiga region adapt to their surroundings. – kelseyjenjamesabby

Some of the large animals found in the taiga include moose, deer, and bears.

Earth Floor: Biomes

Examples of smaller animals that live in the taiga are bobcats, squirrels, chipmunks, ermine, and moles. Photo © 2000-www.arttoday.com. Taiga Biome Animals. In the Taiga Biome, the winter is cold and long and the summers are cool and short.

This article, published by Conserve Energy Future, is a good insight into the types of animals found in the Taiga and also why they are there – kelseyjenjamesabby

Winter temperatures are often as cold as -14 degrees F, while summer temperatures average 64 to 72 degrees.

Taiga Biome Animals

As one might imagine, the winters are usually filled with snow. During the summer, heavy rain is expected. Weather temperatures greatly fluctuate in the Taiga Biome. What might be pleasant weather during the day can change within the blink of an eye and the temperatures can become very cold and treacherous. Weather and Climate - Taiga Biome. Taiga Climate. Taiga - National Geographic Society. The taiga is a forest of the cold, subarctic region.

taiga - National Geographic Society

The subarctic is an area of the Northern Hemisphere that lies just south of the Arctic Circle. The taiga lies between the tundra to the north and temperate forests to the south. Climate Taiga: Temperature, Climate graph, Climate table for Taiga - Climate-Data.org. Precipitation - The Taiga. What to Wear - Taiga Vacation. Taiga in the Summer. Taiga in the winter. Taiga in B.C.

This is a picture from B.C, which is a Taiga biome – kelseyjenjamesabby

Taiga Biomes. A biome is the type of habitat in certain places, like mountain tops, deserts, and tropical forests, and is determined by the climate of the place.

The red on the map represents the Taiga geography, it includes upper part of Canada like the Northwest Territories and Europe. – kelseyjenjamesabby

The taiga is the biome of the needleleaf forest.

Taiga Biomes

Living in the taiga is cold and lonely. Coldness and food shortages make things very difficult, mostly in the winter. Some of the animals in the taiga hibernate in the winter, some fly south if they can, while some just cooperate with the environment, which is very difficult. Taiga geography in Europe.

This map include the Taiga forests in Europe and their capitals. – kelseyjenjamesabby

Taiga - Wikipedia. Taiga (/ˈtaɪɡə/; Russian: тайга́; IPA: [tɐjˈɡa]; from Turkic[1]) also known as boreal forest or snow forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches.

Taiga - Wikipedia

The taiga is the world's largest biome apart from the oceans. In North America it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as parts of the extreme northern continental United States (northern Minnesota through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Upstate New York and northern New England), where it is known as the Northwoods or "North woods".[2] In Eurasia, it covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, some of the Scottish Highlands, some lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia from Karelia in the west to the Pacific Ocean (including much of Siberia), and areas of northern Kazakhstan, northern Mongolia, and northern Japan (on the island of Hokkaidō).

However, the main tree species, the length of the growing season and summer temperatures vary. Climate and geography. Facts on Geography.

Just some back ground information – kelseyjenjamesabby

Taiga Biome Geography Video. Taiga landscape in the winter. Northern forest.