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Biomes of the World Project: C3
Transcript of Biomes of the World Project: C3
The amount of precipitation in the Deciduous Forest is more suited for me than the amount of precipitation in the Taiga for a couple of reasons. The amount of precipitation in the Deciduous Forest during the time period of a year is 30-60 inches. The amount of precipitation during a year in the Taiga is 12-24 inches. One reason is I grow a garden and I need enough
precipitation for the fruits and vegetables to be able
to grow. The Deciduous Forest has a fair amount of rainfall for the plants to grow. The rainfall isn't too much that the plants get over watered, but it is not too little to where the plants are dying because of lack of water and drought. The taiga has much less rainfall than the Deciduous Forest making it more difficult for the plants to grow. This is an example as to why the Deciduous Forest biome is more suited for my needs than the Taiga. Another reason the precipitation in the Deciduous Forest better suits my lifestyle than the precipitation in the Taiga is the snowfall in the Deciduous Forest melts faster than the snowfall in the Taiga. I am a very busy person constantly traveling on the roads. The snowfall makes roads dangerous being slick and icy and it slows traffic down which causes being late or having to leave extra early. Since it only snows in the winter and sometimes late fall and early spring I don't have to worry about the snow too much. Also, when it does snow it melts fairly quickly because the soil isn't permafrost. Unlike in the Taiga where I would have to worry about it more because there is more snowy precipitation which means it insulates the soil and it would stay longer. The Deciduous Forest The Taiga Temperature:
The Temperature in the Deciduous Forest better suits me than the temperature in the Taiga for a couple of reasons. The average annual temperature in the Deciduous Forest is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature in the Taiga can be from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Plant Species Animal Species One reason the temperature in the Deciduous
Forest better suits me is because, like for the
precipitation, I grow a garden and need warm
to hot temperatures for the fruits and vegetables
to grow. The temperatures in the spring, summer,
and fall in the Deciduous Forest are good and hot
for growing crops. The Taiga has incredibly cold temperatures that would not be ideal for growing
crops. The hot temperatures also keeps the soil
unfrozen unlike in the Taiga where most of
the soil is frozen. Another reason the temperature in the Deciduous Forest better suits me than the temperature in the Taiga is because of my modes of transportation. I either am in a car, on a bicycle, walking, and occasionally on a bus for basketball. Since the temperatures are hot, warm, mild, and cold I can use these ways to get around. I can walk and ride my bike when the temperatures are nice and I can get in the car and go on the bus in colder temperatures. I wouldn't be able to walk or ride my bike very much because the temperatures would be too cold most of the time. Also, if the temperatures are so cold like -40 degrees
Fahrenheit the cars and buses probably wouldn't
be able to run. Plant Species:
There is a great diversity between the different plant
species in the Deciduous Forest. There are many types
of trees including oak, birch, hickory, maple, pine, and beech. There are shrubs, mosses, and lichens. Other plants include azaleas, rhododendrons, huckleberries, mountain laurel, and various types of herbs. Plants that grow in the Taiga are coniferous trees such as fir, cedar, and spruce. Also, smaller plants like mosses and lichens. Animal Species:
There are many different types of animals in the Deciduous Forest. There are birds like cardinals, hawks, woodpeckers, and snowy owls. Insects, spiders, frogs, turtles, slugs, and salamanders are found in the Deciduous Forest. Also, there are mammals such as the white-tailed deer, the red fox, racoons, opossums, coyotes, squirrels, and porcupines. Animals that live in the Taiga are the Snowshoe Rabbit, wolves, lynxes, otters, and bears. Plant and Animal Life Here is one example that the plants in the
Deciduous Forest suit my life better than the plants
in the Taiga. In the spring, summer, and fall I am outside a lot playing and practicing sports. Since the temperature can become really high and the sun can become really hot I need a place to be able to cool down for a few minutes. The tall trees provide shade which creates a cooler area to be in rather than the hot sun. If I am in the middle of a game or practice I don't have time to find an air conditioned building, so the shade provides quick relief from the sun. Also, because of the way the tree is structured you can stand under the leaves. It is not possible to stand under evergreen trees in the Taiga because the needles go all the way to the ground. Therefore, the types of trees in the
Deciduous Forest better suit my needs. Another way the plants in the Deciduous Forest are
better for my lifestyle than the plants in the Taiga is
that there are a lot more plants in the Deciduous Forest, therefore there are more edible plants. I need fruits, vegetables, and other plants in order to live and survive. There is a large variety of plants in the Deciduous forest making it easier to obtain much needed plants. This diversity allows it to be easier to gather food than it would in the Taiga. Since the temperatures are so cold in the Taiga not many plants can grow which means there is less food. Since there is a variety of plants in the Deciduous Forest unlike in the Taiga it makes it easier
in my life to receive food. One reason the animals in the Deciduous forest
better suit my needs than the animals in the Taiga
is many animals in the Deciduous Forest can be
hunted or fished. The animals such as deer, rabbits, squirrels, and foxes can be hunted and eaten. These animals can be sold to people wanting to buy the meat or to a butcher or grocer. There are also many different types of freshwater fish that can be fished and eaten. The easy availability of food is a good aspect that the Deciduous Forest has over the Taiga. Since the Taiga is so cold there aren't too many animals living there which makes food more
difficult to find. Another reason that the animals in the Deciduous Forest better suit my needs is because what the animals do for the environment- more specifically what bees do. There are many plants in the Deciduous Forest that need to be pollinated. These trees, bushes, flowers, etc. have to be pollinated in order to produce their food. The food that the plants produce is what I eat to survive. So these bees are needed in order for me to be able to eat. Also, bees produce honey. Honey is another source of food that I eat to live. The bees play an important role in helping plants produce the food that I need to eat and survive.