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The Taiga Biome Presented By: Anish Agarwal

2 Characteristics of the Taiga
A taiga biome is sometimes considered a coniferous forest Many coniferous trees live in the taiga, such as fir, pine, and spruce trees The taiga is the largest land biome of earth, covering up to 15% of earth’s land The largest area of the taiga is located in the northernmost lands of Europe and North America There are mainly two seasons in the taiga: The summers are short and hot, and the winters are long and cold

3 Climate There is a lot of precipitation in the taiga that mostly occurs in the form of snow during the winter The average temperature of the taiga, or the boreal forest is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit Usually, in the winters, the temperature can drop to a low of -65 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the summer, the high can go up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit The winters last for about seven months, while the summers last for the rest of the year (five months). The average, annual rainfall for the taiga biome is from 12 – 33 inches

4 Animals of the Taiga Animals of the taiga include the black bear, wolverine, bald eagle, Canadian Lynx, grey wolf, long – eared owl, and the snowshoe rabbit Food Chain Example Energy Pyramid Example

5 Food Web

6 Plants of the Taiga Plants of the taiga included the Balsam Fir, Black Spruce, Douglas-fir, Eastern Red Cedar, Paper Birch, Jack Pine, Siberian Spruce, and the White Fir

7 Plants of the Taiga (continued)
The plants of the taiga are usually cone – shaped on the top Most of the plants stay green throughout the entire year Only a few trees and plants provide food, such as berries or seeds from large pine cones, for small animals The Black Spruce can grow up to a massive height of about 25 meters tall, which makes it one of the tallest trees in the biome

8 Map of the Taiga

9 Abiotic Factors Shelter is very easy to find for animals: A treetop of the owl, or a burrow for the snowshoe rabbit The ground- level of the taiga doesn’t get much sunlight The temperature is mostly cool throughout the year, but the animals are adapted to it For example, the thick fur of a lynx, grey wolf, and a black bear Usually, the taiga contains a small stream or pond, which provides food for many animals, such as the black bear who eats the fish

10 Picture of the Taiga

11 Picture of the Taiga

12 Another Picture of the Taiga

13 List of National Taiga Parks
Sequoia in North America Yosemite in North America Vodlozero in Russia Yugud-Va in Russia Kostamus in Russia Paanajarvi in Russia Laplandski in Russia Kutsa in Russia.

14 Geographical Taiga Facts
The taiga is mostly found between the latitudes of 50 degrees North and 60 degrees North Canada, Northern America, and Russia are all known for their large taiga biomes The taiga lies between the tundra in the North and the temperate forests in the South The taiga is the terrestrial biome with the lowest annual average temperatures after the tundra Although it is cold in some parts of the southern hemisphere, there are no taiga biomes found beneath the latitude of 45 degrees N

15 Any Questions?

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