Biome Technology project

by Jose Villegas

Description of taiga

Some Taigas Are found in Northern Hemisphere, asia, and Europe. This Biome typically has short, wet summers.

abiotic factors

The climate and temperature of the Taiga can be over 50°F (10°C) on the summers. The average winter temperature is under 26.6ºF. Much of the Tundra Cordillera Ecozone is characterized by steep, mountainous terrain consisting of a series of sharply etched ridges and narrow valleys. Some bodies of water in the taiga would be lakes, streams, creeks and a few small ponds that fish and some phytoplankton might live in.

Biotic factors

Most of the animals in this biome are mammals, such as moose, snowshoe hares, arctic fox, arctic wolves, squirrels, ermines, elk, deer, wolverines, moles, lynxes, and grizzly bears. There are birds, such as eagles, owls, peregrine falcons, snowy owls, and snow geese, and insects, such as mosquitoes, and ants. The trees in the Taiga are mainly spruce, pine, and fir. Berry bushes that thrive in this biome are blueberry, bilberry, and cowberry. Berry bushes are a vital food source for mammals, birds and some types of insects

ecological concerns or issues

The Taiga is being destroyed everyday by both humans and nature. Nature causes forest fires with lighting, diseased by parasites or herbicides, and spruce trees that grow on top thick moss are frequently blown over by strong winds. Replanting after logging leads to single-species conifer monocultures. Also, fur-bearing animals are important, and high-intensity hunting a trapping has reduced the number of the many of them. On the other hand, humans also have a positive impact on the taiga