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Tundra VS Taiga

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Tundra VS
Taiga

Tundra
Taiga
Comparing and
Contrasting
Climate
The tundra is a bleak and treeless place. It is cold through all months of the year Summer is a brief period of milder climates when the sun shines almost 24 hours a day. It has been called "the land of the midnight sun". But even the sun can't warm the tundra much. The short summer lasts only 6 to 10 weeks. It never gets any warmer than 45 or 50° F.
Animals
Some of the main animals that we can find in the Tundra are:
Arctic Fox
Caribou
Ermine
Grizzly Bear
Harlequin Duck
Musk Ox
Polar Bear
Snowy Owl
They are all mainly animals that can survive in the cold weather.
Plants
This list shows some of the plants thta live in the Tundra:
Arctic Moss
Arctic Willow
Bearberry
Caribou Moss
Diamond-leaf Willow
Labrador Tea
Pasque Flower
Tufted Saxifrage
This plant are able to survive in the cold weather too.
Climate
Taiga is in Köppen's Dfc climate category. The Dis a snow climate, while the fmeans there is enough precipitation in all months. The cmeans that fewer than 4 months have an average temperature over 50° F (10° C).

The taiga climate is for the most part dominated by cold arctic air.
Animals
The list of the main animals that live in the Taiga are:
American Black Bear
Bald Eagle
Bobcat
Canadian Lynx
Gray Wolf
Grizzly Bear
Long-Eared Owl
Red Fox
River Otter
Snowshoe Rabbit
Wolverine
All this animals adapt well to the environment which is mainly cold.
Plants
Plants that live and reproduce in the Taiga:
Balsam Fir
Black Spruce
Douglas-fir
Eastern Red Cedar
Jack Pine
Paper Birch
Siberian Spruce
White Fir
White Poplar
White Spruce
All this plants survive and live well in the climate of the Taiga.
The tundra is not a cold and useless wasteland. It is a very fragile environment and the plants and animals that have made their home on the tundra biome have made some incredible adaptations to the long, cold winters and the short but abundant summers. They live on a precarious edge and the smallest stresses can bring about their destruction.
Interaction in the Taiga
Philip Tabchi
Ricardo Cuevas

Taiga
Tundra
Interaction In the
Tundra
Arctic Fox
The Arctic fox is a predator to lemmings and voles, among other creatures. The population cycles of lemmings and voles are largely dependent on the arctic fox. The fox is prey to wolves, polar bears and golden eagles. Because it is a scavenger, it keeps the environment clean by eating dead animals and keeping the rodent population down.
There are few uses for the Calliergon giganteum. In the arctic, moss covers the ground and warms it up allowing other plants to grow. It is eaten by migrating animals such as birds. Some type of arctic moss was frozen for thousands of years and is helping scientists learn about life on our planet.
Arctic Moss
A biome is the type of habitat in certain places, like mountain tops, deserts, and tropical forests, and is determined by the climate of the place. The taiga is the biome of the needleleaf forest. Living in the taiga is cold and lonely. Coldness and food shortages make things very difficult, mostly in the winter. Some of the animals in the taiga hibernate in the winter, some fly south if they can, while some just cooperate with the environment, which is very difficult.
Grizzly Bear
Grizzly bears drag their salmon fish deep into the forest so that other bears don't take their food away. When they leave the remains of the fish in the woods, it fertilizes the land so when the next spring comes plants have enough nutrients to grow after the winter. It also helps the bears eat the grass so they can get their energy back from the Winter after Hibernation.
Eastern Red Cedar
The tree's fruit provides food for animals such as pheasants, Cedar wax-wings and other song birds. Birds eat the seeds and spread them. Many animals use it as food and shelter in the winter. The wood is used to make fence posts and wooden pencils.
Venn Diagram
Both
Taiga
Tundra
Low-growing bushes, grasses and mosses can be found in majority in the Tundra.
The majority of Tundras are located in the north pole even tho some can be found really close to the Antartica.
Tundra is a white plain.
The tundra has a layer of permafrost, and has really poor vegetation were it is 20% of snow with no trees due to the temperature which is colder than the Antartica.
The taiga is located near the top of the world, just below the tundra biome. A lot of coniferous trees grow in the taiga. The taiga is also known as the boreal forest. Boreal was the Greek goddess of the North Wind.
The taiga doesn't have as many plant and animal species as the tropical or the deciduous forest biomes. It does have millions of insects in the summertime. Birds migrate there every year to nest and feed.
The Taiga is a conifer forest.
The taiga also has more trees, animals, and other vegetation.
The average temperature is below freezing for six months out of the year. Temperature range in the summer gets as low as -7° C (20° F). The high in summer can be 21° C (70° F). The summers are mostly warm, rainy and humid. They are also very short with about 50 to 100 frost free days.
Small amount of total different organisms in both
Citations
"Alpine Biome." Alpine Biome. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2014.
"Taiga Animals." Taiga Animals. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2014.

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