Biome Project-HR

Taiga Biome Project-By:Hayden Robinson-2nd Period

Biome Description:


  • Location:The taiga is located near the top of the world, just below the tundra biome.

  • General Characteristics:The taiga is the biome of the needleleaf forest. Living in the taiga is cold and lonely. Coldness and food shortages make things very difficult, mostly in the winter.

Abiotic Factors:

  • 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.
  • Temperature:



    Low High



    Winter


    -65 F (-54 C)


    30 F (-1 C)



    Summer


    20 F (-7 C)


    70 F (21 C)


    • Precipitation:


    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

Biotic Factors:

  • 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.