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The Taiga Biome

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By Macy Shane The Taiga Biome Levels of Organization Ecosystem: all the biotic
and abiotic components in
a specific place. Example of an ecosystem in the Taiga Coniferous trees like spruce, pine, and fir. Fungi like lichens and mushrooms. Also, mammals like owls, eagles, moose, bears, and Siberian tigers. Example of a community in the Taiga Climax Community: spruce, firs, and
pine. Example of an organism in the
Taiga Honey Fungus Types of Interactions Competition: when two organisms occupy the same niche
Predation: when one animal eats another for food
Symbiosis: an interaction in which at least one organism benefits
Mutualism: type of interaction in which both organisms benefit
Commensalism: type of interaction in which one organism benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed
Parasitism: one organism living on another harming it Example of competition in the
Taiga In the Taiga Biome, a weasel and a fox both occupy the same food niche, therefor it causes competition. Example of predation in
Taiga An example of predation in the Taiga Biome
is a wolf eating an elk. Community: a group of different organisms in a certain area. Population: all the organisms in one particular group. Organism: one group of plants or animals Lichen (type of moss) growing on a spruce tree.
The lichen eats the dead matter on the tree, and the tree provides a home for the lichen. Example of a Symbiotic relationship in the Taiga Example of mutualism in
the Taiga Moss on a redwood tree is a perfect
example of mutualism, because the moss grows on the tree to protect it from harsh weather, and the tree gives the moss a place to live. Example of commensalism A bird making a nest in a tree is an example on commensalism, because the bird is helped by having a home, and the tree is neither helped nor harmed. Example of parasitism in the
Taiga A brainworm living in a caribou's head, is an example of parasitism, because it is living in the caribou, harming it. Food Webs, Food Chains,
and
Ecological Pyramids Food Web: a more complex and multiplied version of a food chain.
Food Chain: a singular version of a food web, and simpler as well.
Ecological Pyramid: shows the ranking of certain animals in an ecosystem, and the flow of energy. Food Web Food Chain Ecological Pyramid Human Impacts on the Taiga Biome Human impacts on the Taiga Biome are mainly neagtive. These impacts include acid rain and deforestation.
Acid rain is a type of rain that is more acidic than normal. This is caused by people burning fossil fuels which pollutes the air causing the rain to become toxic. As well as acid rain, deforestation is another negative human impact on the Taiga Biome. Deforestation happens all over the world and is a serious problem because it causes the extinction of animals and their habits; and reduces oxygen in the air.
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