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Taiga Biome Science Project

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Anaya Cherry

on 17 June 2013

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Taiga Biome
By Anaya Cherry and
Chloe Yanoniak 7-2

- The temperature in the winter can be as low as -65° F.
- The temperature in the summer can reach as high as 70° F.
- Includes long stretched out winters and short summers.
- The average annual rainfall is 12 to 33 inches.
- The biome is only in the northern hemisphere because there isnt enough land mass in the southern regions.
- Latitude: Between 50° North and the Arctic Circle

- Found across North America, Asia, and Europe to the
southern border of the arctic tundra

- Landforms: Rocky Mountains (North America) Appalachian
Mountains (North America)
Location -Geography
Food Web
Abiotic Features
Plants and Animals
Rocky Mountains:
a. Stretch as far as 14,000 feet high and approximately 3,000 miles in length
b. Made up of sedimentary rock and igneous rock
c. Stretch from northwestern Canada to Midwestern United States

Appalachian Mountains:
a. Approximately 2,000 miles in length and highest peak is about 6,684 feet high (Mt. Mitchell)
b. Stretch from Newfoundland (Northeastern Canada) to Alabama (United States)

- http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/taiga.html#animals

- http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/taiga/where.htm

- https://php.radford.edu/~swoodwar/biomes/?page_id=92

- http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/taigaP.html

- http://library.thinkquest.org/C0113340/text/biomes/biomes.taiga.climate.html#

- http://www.ehow.com/info_8254366_adaptations-animals-survive-taiga.html

- http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/taiga_plant_page.htm

- http://www.tutorvista.com/biology/abiotic-factors-of-the-taiga-biome#abiotic-factors-of-taiga-biome

- http://www.artonthepark.com/FunFacts.htm


http://www.aboutcedartrees.com/ http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/documents/treebook/sitkaspruce.htm

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/ecosystems/coniferous_woodland_rev1.shtml

- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Taiga.png
- Pine trees trees are green all year round so that they don’t lose their leaves then have to regrow them in the spring, which would use a lot of the limited energy they have. Pine trees have needles instead of broad leaves to limit the amount of water loss.The shape of the evergreen is important because when its snowing, the snow doesn't pile up on the branches which can cause breakage, the shape makes it so that the snow slides right off.

- Black Spruce trees also have needles instead of broad leaves. They also have a conical shape, so that the snow that piles up slides off, so the branches don't break.

- The ermine changes colors to hide from predators, it is dark brown in the summer and white in the winter

- Moles dig holes int the ground during the winter to escape the cold on the surface of the Earth.

- Types of bears including Black and Grizzly bears hibernate during the winter. The bears eat a lot of food in the fall, so they can store their fat inside. Storing the fat will help them for when they sleep through the winter. Bears have a slower metabolism during the winter.
Pine Trees
Reach up to 60 feet high and spread across forests up to 30 feet
Only tree that reproduces from seeds in a cone
There are at least over 115 species of pine trees in the world
Cedar Trees
Grow up to about 50 feet high, but others can grow higher to around 100 feet high
Color is relatively green and bark is a very dark brown
Grow in moist soil with limestone, very fast growing
Spruce Trees
About 60-200 feet in height
Grows moderately well in poor soil
Valued for in construction because of amount of timber
Fir Trees
Range from 30- 260 feet in height
Pyramid-shaped, more conical when young
More than 50 different species of fir trees
Cedar Tree

Blue Spruce Tree

Spruce Trees in the Winter

Pine Trees

Fraser Fir Tree
Douglas Fir Tree
Weighs about 45 pounds and can be as long as 34 1/2 inches with a tail of 6 1/2- 10 inches
Try to avoid human contact
Largest member of the weasel family
- Abiotic features include a long cold winter season with heavy snowfall.
- Low temperatures have caused the ground to be permanently frozen.
- There are extreme differences in temperature between summer and winter, which can affect the types of animals and plants in the biome.


Grizzly Bear
Weigh between 400 and 600 pounds and is about 8 feet tall
Runs fast despite the fact of their huge size (at about 25 miles per hour)
Coat color ranges from dark to reddish brown but some can be very light brown also
Grizzly Bear







- The biome is only in the northern hemisphere because there isnt enough land mass in the southern regions.










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