Coniferous Forest or Taiga

Taiga food web

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Biotic and abiotic factors


  • Animals
  • Trees
  • Plants

  • Soil
  • Air
  • Water

About the taiga

These are types of animals: American black bear, bald eagle, bobcat, Canadian lynx, gray wolf, the red fox and more. The plants in a taiga are some of these: balsam fir, black spruce, Douglas fir, Easter red ceder, jack pine, paper birch and more. The soil type is a formation of permanently frozen ground because of freezing of ground moisture. The average yearly precipitation is 30-85 cm (12-33 in). The temperature in winter is -54 to -1C. In summer, the temperature is -7C.

How do we affect and can protect this biome


  • Cutting trees
  • In Canada, one acre of forests are cut every 12.9 seconds

  • Reuse and recycle your resources
  • Replant trees
  • Reduce use of wood products

Why we need this biome and what it is known for

Why we need the taiga:

  • Trees to make furniture
It is known for:

  • Largest terrestrial biome
  • Extends across Europe, North America, and Asia
  • Located right beneath the tundra biome
  • Short, wet summers
  • Cold winters

Interesting facts

  • For 6 months out of the year, the temperature is below freezing
  • Softwood timber is used to make paper
  • Fires are common, they are necessary to help rid the area of old and sick trees
  • Plants only grow during summer when temperatures are favorable
  • Growing season lasts only 3 months