Taiga Biome Project-By:Hayden Robinson-2nd Period
- Weather:Long, cold winters, and short, mild, wet summers. Climate:Winter, with it's freezing cold temperatures, lasts for six to seven months. Summer is a rainy, hot and short season in the taiga. Fall is the shortest season for taiga. Spring brings flowers, the frozen ponds melt, and the animals come out from hibernation.
-65 F (-54 C)
30 F (-1 C)
20 F (-7 C)
70 F (21 C)
Total yearly precipitation in the taiga is 12 - 33 inches (30 - 85 centimeters).
- Landforms:The taiga is the biome of the needleleaf forest.
Some of the locations of Taiga
- Animals:Many animals have thick coats of fur to insulate against the cold, and some hibernate. Others migrate to warmer areas in the chilly winters. Animal populations are mainly seed-eating squirrels and jays; small mammals like ermine and moles.
- Plants:Compared to other biomes, the taiga has less diversity in plant life. The most common type of tree found in the taiga is the conifer, or cone-bearing tree. Conifers, also known as evergreens, include pines, spruces and firs.
Ecological concerns or issues:
- Catastrophic events:The taiga is prone to wildfires.
- Human impact:The major industries of the taiga include logging, mining, and hydroelectric development. These activities have had negative impacts on areas of this biome and may continue to negatively affect it in the future.