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Taiga Team B

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Taiga Team B

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  1. TaigaTeam B Jesse Crompton Lauren Mitchell Kyle Tarnapolsky Morgan Saltzman

  2. Taigas location • Largest biome • North America, Northern Europe, and Northern Asia • Stretches to north • South tundra • Taiga Russian word (swampy forest)

  3. Taigas Climate • Yearly temperature -10 to 14˚C • Yearly precipitation 35cm • Summer swampy • Winter very cold

  4. Plants • Mostly conifers • Pine • Spruce • Fir • Don’t fall off • Survives in snow and cold • Deciduous Trees • Falls off • Changes color • Conifers needle life with pines the ground is shaded due to trees • Limited sunlight

  5. Plant adaptations • Conifers= summer • Mostly lives in winter • Deciduous=summer+warm areas • Dies in the cold • Conifers mostly forests • Small plants and grasses in meadows and clearings

  6. Animal Adaptations • Moose • Elk • Deer • Beavers • Squirrels • Wolves • Lynxes • Otter • Black bears • Wolverines

  7. Animal Adaptations • Elk and Deer (Hooves help movement though snow) • Squirrels and black bears (Hibernation: survive through winter) • Wolves and otters (guard hair to keep away moisture) • Lynxes • Beavers (make dams) • Moose (grow fur to keep warm) • Wolverines (strong jaws)

  8. Environmental Issues • Trees • Canopy • Plants • Pollution • Hard to get food in the winter

  9. Environmental Issues • Predators • Lynx • Bobcats • Wolverines • Hunting • Deforestation • Insects • Plaques • Plants Can’t Grow

  10. Environmental Issues • Animals loss of habitats • Extinction • Danger to humans • Plants used for medicine