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Boreal Forest

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Haley Sheets

on 14 October 2014

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Transcript of Boreal Forest

Soil
What is the dominant soil?
Location:
This biome is where on Earth?

Terrain
What are the land forms like?
Animals:
Soil
What is the nutrient level?
How are plants and animals adapted to each other?
Human Activity:
How do humans affect the ecosystem?
Human activities such as logging, mining and hydroelectric dam construction are harming the Canadian Boreal forest. Natural gas and petroleum drilling projects also harm the Boreal habitat.
Dominant Plants:
Needleleaf, Gymnosperm trees are the dominant plants of the Boreal Forest. A very few species in four main genera are found: the evergreen spruce, fir, and pine, and the deciduous larch or larix.
Boreal Forest


By: Isabel Rorabaugh
and
Haley Sheets

1. The Boreal Forest is named after Boreas, the Greek god of the North wind.
3. Boreal represents 29% of the world's forest cover.
2. The Boreal Forest is also known as Taiga.
Taiga means forest in Russian.
Climate:
The Boreal covers most of inland Canada and Alaska, most of Sweden, Finland and inland Norway, Europe, Asia, United States, and much of Russia, and the northern parts of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Japan

What is the climate like there?
The climate is cold, with average annual temperatures from about +5° to -5° C. Precipitation varies, from about 20 cm to 200cm per year. The winters are cold and long; summers are relatively short and cool. With snow melt and low temperatures, there is little evaporation in the summer, so the ground is usually very moist during the growing season.
What are the dominant plants?
What are the dominant plants?
Dominant Plants:
How are they adapted to the environment?

Animals:
Predator- Canada Lynx
They are adapted to the extreme conditions brought about by the cold, including the winter-induced drought and the short growing season.
The cold climate of the Boreal makes it a difficult place for many animals to live. Many have thick coats of fur to insulate against the cold, and some hibernate. Others migrate to warmer areas in the chilly winters.
Dense forest mostly cover the terrain of the taiga forest.
The soil that is associate with the boreal forest is the spousal.
Interesting Information:
This forest is responsible for 29% of the world's forest areas
What makes Boreal special?
The soil is generally nutrient deprived.
Fires are very common in the Boreal Forest biome. These fires are necessary to help rid the area of old and sick trees.
Bibliography:
FOR YOU IZZY THESE ARE THE WEBSITES I USED
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/Biome/bioconiferous.php
http://www.nrdc.org/land/forests/boreal/intro.asp
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/boreal.htm
http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/taiga.html
https://php.radford.edu/~swoodwar/biomes/?page_id=92
http://www.borealforest.org/index.php?category=world_boreal_forest
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