by Alan gonzalez
Rainfall- The total yearly perception in the taiga is between 12-33 inches. Although the cold winters have some snowfall, most of the precipitation comes during the warm, humid summer months.
Temperature- Temperatures vary from -54°C to 30°C (-65°F to 86°F) throughout the whole year. In much of the Taiga, -20°C (-4°F) would be a typical winter day and 18°C (64°F) would be an average summer day.
Seasonal Fluctuations- From Winter to Summer, all the biome does is slightly stops snowfall and the rise in temperature occures.
This biome is located in the Northern part of the Northern Hemisphere and is in North America, Asia, and Europe. It stretches across Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia.
The population of Ermine in a tundra is around 25,000 and the density affects the biomehurting the population.
Carrying capacity is the number of living organisms and natural selection.
The number of microorganisms in a biome will increase if exponential growth occured.
Two dependent factors would include light and predation and independent factors would include temperature and blizzards.
Genetic Drift- Change in frequency of a gene varient.
Mutations- A permanent change of a nucleotide sequence.
Natural Selection- Survival of the fitest
Gene Flow- Transfer of all allels from one population to another.
Nonrandom Mating- Two individuals in a population will mate.
Definitions for Plants
Stomata- Absorbs water from the leaves
Roots- Absorbs water from the soil/ground
Xylem- Transports water and minerals up
Pholem- Transports sugars down
Flowers- Provide Carbon Dioxide for the environment
Cones- Food source for
Meristems- Helps and supports the roots
Seeds- Allows new plants to grow
Animals in a Taiga with their Scientific Name
Minks- Neovision vision
Ermine- Mustela erminea
Arctic Fox- Valpes lagopus- It's thick coat helps survive- It uses sexual reproduction- It is a heterotrophic- It is Eukaryote- It's population was 5000 as of 2010 and they are endangered and it's fur color is an example of adaptation.
Snowy Owl- Bubo scandiacus
Cottontail Rabbit- Sylvilagus
Moose- Alces alces
Wolverine- Gulo gulo
Different types on animals in a Taiga
Herbivore: Cottontail Rabbit Carnivore: Bobcat Omnivore: Arctic Fox Detrivore: Black Bear Vascular Plant: Ferns Nonvascular Plant: Mosses Gymnosperm: Needleleaf Coniferous Trees Angiosperm: Grape Vines Mutualistic- Bees and plants Parasitic- Tick on a Moose Predatory- Wolverine to Moose Commensalism- Moss growing on trees
Example of each plant in a Taifga
Vascular plant- Ferns
Nonvascular plant- Mosses
Gymnosperm- Needleleaf Coniferous Trees
Angiosperm- Pink Rose
Fruit- Grape vine