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1 Welcome to Taiga Forest
Meteorology Welcome to Taiga Forest

2 Taiga Forest Taigan 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.

3 Botanist – Taiga By: Clara Leahy

4 Soil Soil 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

6 Fern Taiga Biome

7 Globe Flower BirdQuest | The Ultimate in Birding Tou

8 Black Spruce Black_Spruce.jpg

9 Canadian Shrub The world`s fastest moving plant

10 Aspen The Northern Taiga: plants and trees

11 Larch The Northern Taiga: plants and trees

12 Linden The Northern Taiga: plants and trees

13 Rowan The Northern Taiga: plants and trees

14 Siberian Dwarf Pine The Northern Taiga: plants and trees

15 Foxberry The Northern Taiga: plants and trees

16 Adaptations Taiga - Biomes of the World
Taiga - Wonderful West Wild Wilderness Many trees have needle-like leaves which shape loses less water and sheds snow more easily than broad leaves Many trees are evergreen so that plants can photosynthesize right away when temperatures rise Waxy coating on needles prevent evaporation Needles are dark in color allowing more solar heat to be absorbed Many trees have branches that droop downward to help shed excess snow to keep the branches from breaking

17 Zoology of the Taiga By: Ella Miller

18 3 Herbivores 1. Reindeer 2. Eurasian Beaver* 3. Capercaillie Bird

19 What These Animals Eat Reindeer- leaves, sedges/grasses, bird eggs, moss, and lichens Eurasian Beavers- plants and tree bark Capercaillie Birds- wild fruits and pine needles

20 3 Carnivores Stoat Wolverine Wolves

21 What these Animals Eat Stoat- mice, voles, ground squirrels, rabbits, and birds. Wolverine- hare, porcupine, mice, and squirrel Wolves- elk, bison, moose, deer, birds, and rodents

22 3 Omnivores Black Bear Grizzly Bear Northern Bat

23 What these Animals Eat Black Bear- grasses, roots, berries, insects, fish, carrion and other mammals, and they will easily develop a taste for human food and garbage Grizzly Bears- roots, fruits, berries, grasses, forbs, fish, carrion, ground squirrels, moose, elk, reindeer, and deer Northern Bat- insects, fruits, and flower nectar

24 Food Chain 1

25 Food Chain 2

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 biome Many 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 Adaptations The 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 to Hibernate Migrate Grow 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 Bear Bald Eagle Red Fox River Otter Wolverine Snowshoe Rabbit

30 Sources

31 Sources (cont.) Taiga by Trevor Day

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