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The Taiga Biome By Brielle Walker, Jack Ververis, and Anushka Raviprasad


WRITTEN BY JACK

Taiga Antibiotic Factors The Taiga's climate is a blend of the best of the Forest and Tundra biomes. Its temperature is cold, while not prohibitive, even though adaptations are needed. Animals such as the Black Bear employ unique tactics, such as hibernating to save food. Variation is not absent though. Summer highs can reach up to 70 F, while Winter lows can go to -65 F. Precipitation largely falls as rain during the summer, although there are periodic snows. The Taiga receives all in all a total of 40 inches of rain each year, whether frozen or not. These factors combine to create permafrost- a fully frozen layer of soil. This prevents a large amount of plant life from fully growing. Instead, moss and liches cover the ground, in addition to delicious trees sprawling across the hills. These organisms must survive long winters and nights, without the embrace of the sun.

Summary COLD TEMPERATURE ORGANISMS ADAPT SOIL PERMAFROST SUMMER RAIN

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Succesion Primary Secondary

Glacier Reccesion

Forest Fire

This clearing gives way to new growth. Grasses regrow first, followed by progressively larger vegetation. This allows greater diversity and population.


Primary Producers Willow

Primary Producers are at the bottom of the food chain they are mainly plants 1. Willows can grow from a broken branch 2. They can grow 10 ft (in height) a year 3. Willows have short life spans, they live to around 30 4. Willows can absorb large amounts of water, they are sometimes planted after a flood this is a symbiotic relationship, the humans that plant the tree profit because it gets rid of unwanted water and the tree profits because it gets water


Decomposers Rock Cap Moss Decomposers are living beings like moss that break down organic material (dead animals) 1. Unlike most plants mosses don't have roots 2. Mosses lives everywhere all over the world 3. Mosses don't produce pollen, seeds, or flowers 4. Mosses don't have roots 5. Rock Cap Mosses don't have a symbiotic relationships because they live on nonliving things


Primary Consumer Lemmings Lemmings shot into fame after the 1958 film, White Wilderness. The film proposes a strange idea; Lemmings commit mass suicide. The small herbivores have had a place in the ecological spotlight ever since. Even though that myth has been debunked, Lemmings are still mysterious beings. Dwelling among the undergrowth and rocks of the Taiga, they feed on berries and small plants. Interestingly, Lemmings do not hibernate. Instead, their thick fur and stout bodies keep them warm. They typically grow no longer than 10 centimeters, while weighing about 100 kilograms. Unlike other rodentia the Lemming is not a social creature. It lives most of it's life alone and rarely stays with it's family for more than necessary.


Secondary Consumers:

Pine Martens

Slightly larger than a house cat. From the weasel family. Mostly live in trees. Eat small animals, insects, fruits, and nuts. Males are larger than females. Not endangered (population stable).


Tertiary Consumers

Grey Wolves

1. They are social creatures and they communicate in various ways 2. Wolves hunt in packs 3. They are carnivores they prey on animals like bunnies and deer 4. Wolf pups like dogs are born blind and deaf. 5. They eat lemmings this is a parasitic relationship because the wolf profits at the lemmings dispense


TAIGA FOOD WEB 5) Fungi

4) Wolves

Foxes

Hawks

3) Pine Martens

Skunks

2) Insects

Birds

Squirrels

1) Ferns Moss 1) Producers 4) Tertiary Consumers 2) Primary Consumers 5) Decomposers 3) Secondary Consumers


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The Taiga Biome is located in the more northern parts of the world, specifically in North America and Eurasia.


Many Puns Intended While people who study the moon always seem to look at the bright side of things, ecologists down here have the situation a lot grimmer. A debate about the Taiga's main threat, global warming, is heating up. There is a great thirst for knowledge about the subject before our oceans get too big for their beaches. There are 2 main ways to fight global warming. 1. Alternate forms of electricity. Companies are looking for high energy innovators, with new solutions. However, watt the problem is is that the public mind is already ingrained into fossil fuels. Ideas include hydroelectric, which need volting ambitions to get done, or windmill farms, the power of which could blow us away.

2. Trapping Carbon Dioxide. This primarily involves mass-absorption by forests other natural sources- however, programmers and logisticians are having trouble, because it has a lot of bugs. This could be a quick fix, but longer solutions would be needed.

Unfortunately, our leaders are denying climate change. So what if they don't know what the apocalypse is? It's not the end of the world!


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