Taiga Biome

Heather, Julia, Alexis W., Dhel

Biotic an Abiotic Factors

-Biotic: Plants such as the Balsam Fir, and animals such as black bears, Canadian lynx, otters, and snow rabbits.

-Abiotic: snow, dirt, mountains, rivers, and rocks

Limiting Factors

Variations of three organisms

-Snow rabbits: some snow rabbits have longer fur depending on how cold it gets in the area that they live in.

-Otters: some otters have thicker and darker fur if the water they live near frequently freezes.

-Wolves: some wolves may be white to stalk prey in the winter, and some may be smaller or larger.

Tolerances of three organisms

-Balsam Fir: least fire resistant in the Taiga biome

- Black Bear: several layers of fur allow the bear to stay warmer than others

-Canadian Lynx: the lynx is silent, but not very fast so it must sneak up on its prey

Adaptation of three organisms

-Evergreen: its needle-like, wax coated leaves help to keep water in during the winter and summer.

-Ermine: dark in the summer, white in the winter.

-Humans: wear heavy, warm clothing.

Symbiotic Relationships

(Mutualism) Moss growing on a tree: Tree get protection, moss gets a home

(Parasitism) Aphid on a grapevine: Aphid eats grapevine

(Commensalism) Fungi on a tree: Fungi gets a home, tree is unharmed