Taiga Technology Project- GL

Gracie Laman

Biome Description

The taiga biome is the largest terrestrial biome and extends across Europe, North America, and Asia. It is located right below the tundra biome. The taiga biome is also known as coniferous forest or boreal forest.


Abiotic Factors

This biome usually has short, wet summers and long, cold winters. Precipitation is typical in the taiga. It gets plenty of snow during the winter and plenty of rain during the summer. Temperatures range from -65°F to 70°F



Biotic Factors

Plants and Animals

Mammals living in the taiga include foxes, lynxes, bears, minks, squirrels, while larger ones include grey wolves and their preys: caribou, reindeers and moose. There are some lichens and mosses, but most plants are coniferous trees like pine, white spruce, hemlock and douglas fir.


Ecological Concerns or Issues

Deforestation is a huge problem in the Taiga. Even the grizzly bear is a threat to the Taiga, being at the top of the food chain.