By: Haley Johnson (4th period)
Taiga Abiotic Factors
Most of the landforms in the taiga are mountains, however there are other landforms such as glacier's and valleys, which are formed from the glaciers. The taiga has different bodies of water like, Lakes, Rivers, and sea's. Some of the canyons in the taiga are created from glaciers in the taiga.
Taiga Biotic Factors
The taiga is a difficult biome for most animals to live in, so most of the animals that live there have a thick coat of fur or some kind of protection from the climate. Some of the animals that live there are, mainly seed-eating squirrels and jays, small animals like moles, and larger animals like deer, elk, and moose, there are also predators like grizzly bears, wolves, lynxes and wolverines.
Compared to other biomes, the taiga has less diversity in plant life. The most common tree found in the taiga are the conifers, or cone-bearing tree. Conifers, also known as evergreens, includes pines, spruce and firs. There may also be deciduous species like, oak, birch, willow, or alder, in a particularly wet or disturbed area.
Ecological concerns or issues
There are a few large cities around the taiga, but they are not very populated. there are few communities that are still populated, with industries such as logging, mining, and hydroelectric development.