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1 Welcome to Taiga Forest MeteorologyWelcome to Taiga Forest
2 Taiga ForestTaigan forests are located on the northern parts of the world including a large portion of Canada and most of Russia because of the location of the biome , the land is dominated by cold arctic air which causes freezing weather. In winter the temperature drops because of the cold arctic air and the winter climate. In the summer, there is still cold air but because of the sun the temperature rises. Temperature The lowest temperature ever recorded in the taigan forest is -54 degrees and the highest is 30 degrees. Fun fact If you are planning a trip to a taiga forest you should probably go in the summer because in the winter the temperature is at least -35. You should always bring rain boots in case of bad weather, Always bring heavy clothes for the night . Enjoy your stay.
4 SoilSoil in the taiga contains permafrost. Which is a layer of permanently frozen soil. In other spots, the soil has a layer of bedrock. Both the permafrost and bedrock prevents water draining from the top of the soil. The ground in the taiga wet and spongy.taiga - National Geographic Education
5 How Does The Climate help The Plants Grow? Pine trees have survived the climate in the taiga because of there needles. The needles contain very little sap, which helps them not to freeze. There color and shape helps them catch sunlight which also prevents them from freezing.taiga - National Geographic Education
16 Adaptations Taiga - Biomes of the World Taiga - Wonderful West Wild WildernessMany trees have needle-like leaves which shape loses less water and sheds snow more easily than broad leavesMany trees are evergreen so that plants can photosynthesize right away when temperatures riseWaxy coating on needles prevent evaporationNeedles are dark in color allowing more solar heat to be absorbedMany trees have branches that droop downward to help shed excess snow to keep the branches from breaking
23 What these Animals EatBlack Bear- grasses, roots, berries, insects, fish, carrion and other mammals, and they will easily develop a taste for human food and garbageGrizzly Bears- roots, fruits, berries, grasses, forbs, fish, carrion, ground squirrels, moose, elk, reindeer, and deerNorthern Bat- insects, fruits, and flower nectar
26 1 Decomposer Vole What voles eat What they eat They eat pretty much whatever they find because they are scavengers.Their role in the Taiga biomeMany other animals eat voles, including martens, snakes, and weasels. If the food chain did not have voles, their predators might die, which would definitely effect the food chain. Voles eat lots of plants, and without that, there would be lots and lots of plants overgrowing the Taiga. Also, since they are scavengers, they eat dead animals so there would be lots of dead animals lying around without them.
27 AdaptationsThe Taiga has a very cold winter in which the animals have to adapt to.These animal’s adaptations help them with several things, such as hiding and defending themselves.Some animals, like the snowshoe hare and the stoat change color. They turn white. This helps them so they can blend into the snow and hide from predators.These pictures show a snowshoe hare in the summer and in the winter.
28 Abiotic Factors that Help Animals Live in the Taiga The Taiga has a cold winter that causes animals toHibernateMigrateGrow a layer of insulating fur or feathers
29 Biotic Factors that Help Animals Live in the Taiga The animals listed have an important part in the food chain, but when you think about it, all animals have an important part in the food chain!Black BearBald EagleRed FoxRiver OtterWolverineSnowshoe Rabbit