Taiga Biome

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Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Weather and Climate
Grade:
9

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Taiga Biome

The word 'Taiga' comes from Russia, meaning open subpolar woodland of coniferous trees.

The Taiga is home to many different types of animals, including birds, insects, and mammals. While the birds breed there in the spring/summer, the large mammals with thick coats of fur stay through the winter. Some animals, like Canada's lynx have had to adapt physically. Their wide feet make perfect snowshoes in the winter. And bears, also survive the winter by curling up in a den and sleeping their way through the six to seven month long winter.

Taiga Biome

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As you can see, some areas that are Taiga are the northern regions near the top of the map. Canada and Russia are perfect examples of countries that include the Taiga. Although the Taiga contains harsh weather most people wouldn't be able to live in, Moscow (in Russia) and Toronto (in Canada) are large cities that are examples of this biome and many people live in these cities.

The climate of the Taiga is very cold and snowy. On average, the warmest temperature is 59 degrees Fahrenheit and the coldest is -40 degrees Fahrenheit. The precipitation usually occurs with rain in the warmer months, but fog and snow in the cooler and colder months is a common sight too.

PlantsIn the Taiga, the soilis usually low in nutrientsand high in acid. Also, thereis alot of Permafrost which is afrozen layer of soil. Since there aremainly Coniferous trees, these treesneed to be able to survive in the Taiga,with little amounts of sunlight, low temperatures, and little precipitation.

The most common plants in the Taiga are types Coniferous tree. Types of Coniferous such as evergreen and birch have adapted by growing flexible to not break under the snow and ice that cover the tree.


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