Taiga Essay

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The taiga is largest biome. It covers 11% of the Northern Hemisphere area and it covers 27 percent of world's total forest. It is stretches across much of Canada, Northern Europe, and Asia. The Siberian Taiga is biggest forest in the world. Stretches 5700 km from west to east and 1000 km from north to south. In North America, it stretches 6200km from west to east and about 500 km from north to south. It is located just south of the Tundra. In North America taiga meets tundra at western Alaska and in Europe it begins in Norway. Many coniferous trees grow in the Taiga. Many species of birds migrates to Taiga in summer time, because Taiga is very cold biome, but when summer come, ice melts and many insects breed inside the melting water. Birds like eat insects, therefore birds come to taiga to nest.Taiga has long, serve winter and short summers. In Taiga average temperature is below -0 C for half a year. Winters are cold and there is many snowfalls. Very heavy snow buildup during ...view middle of the document...

Life in taiga is very cold and very hard to secure foods, so some taiga animals migrates to south during the winter time, and comes back when it become warm. Main organisms in Taiga are Producers, Carnivores, and Herbivores.These are the SOME animals that can be seen in Taiga.-Bald Eagle-Canada Goose-Ermine-Least Weasel-Long Eared Owl-Moose-Red Fox-Snowshoe Rabbit-Wolverine-LynxIt can be classify into 2 orders.Bald Eagle-CarnivoresCanada Goose-HerbivoresErmine-HerbivoresLeast Weasel-HerbivoresLong Eared Owl-CarnivoresMoose-HerbivoresRed Fox-CarnivoresSnowshoe Rabbit-HerbivoresWolverine-CarnivoresLynx-CarnivoresIn taiga there's not many plants, and there's only eight different tree types in taiga, which are Balsam, Fir, Black Spruce, White Birch, Trembling Aspen, Balsam PoplarNlarch, Yellow Birch, and White Spruce. There is only few types of tree in Taiga because of their poor soil condition and cold climate.In Taiga PRODUCERS are plants and trees. PRIMARY CONSUMERS are Canada Goose, Ermine, Least Weasel, Moose, and Snowshoe Rabbit. SECONDARY CONSUMERS are Bald Eagle, Long eared Owl, and Red Fox. TERTIARY CONSUMERS are Wolverine and Lynx.Bird and mammals have a well-developed fur or feathers. In the winter season their fur or feathers become more thicker than summer season so they can keep their temperature warm. Some winter-active ground mammals turns white at winter season. These winter-active ground mammals camouflage to snow, so that animals that feeds on them can't find them easily. In taiga trees is very tall, so that trees will not buried inside the snows. Because of the slow nutrient release in soil, it may be too expensive to replace leaves each year, so conifer leaves are evergreen. These evergreen leaves are small, needle-like, and heavily waxed to resist winter desiccation, yet they allow photosynthesis on any day warm enough for it.Global Warming is one of the serious problem in 21st century. It can cause many effects to all over the world. If there is problem of global warming in taiga, maybe many animals used to live in taiga moves to north(tundra). And many new animals come from south to the taiga, therefore there will be many changes, such as plants that grows, communities, and also if there is parasitism, pyramid can breakdown and in future maybe all animals extinct. This also can happen in any other biomes.

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