Terrestrial biomes: Taiga
By: Rina Rose
Biomes are a certain type earth's habitats. Taiga, or boreal forest, is one of the world’s six kinds of environments or habitats. Taiga is Russian for forest. Winters have smaller populations of plant, insect, and animal than in the summer. Because of its location...
By: rbnstr
Mountains play a vital role in the subsistence of organisms including man, animal and plants. There are mountains in a chain called ranges that are thickly forested and serve as a sanctuary for a diverse variety of living organisms. The organisms are often inter-dependent on...
Terrestrial biomes: Taiga
By: Janet Grischy
The taiga is the largest terrestrial biome in the world. It’s the great conifer forest that stretches across the continents of North America and Eurasia, in the north, where few people live. The taiga is mostly located between 50 degrees north latitude and the...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Marshlands can be destroyed a number of ways like hurricanes and oil spills. When they are destroyed by natural disasters like hurricanes or man-made disasters like oil spills, then it ruins much habitat for a variety of wildlife and this can cause them to die...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The ecological dynamics of the mountain wilderness include the mountain top, the rivers and streams, the vegetation, the trees, the animals and fish. Besides those, weather and fire are important players in the cycle of the mountain wilderness. Scientists have learned that disturbances of any...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Many factors contribute to the loss of wetlands each year and one of these factors is related to human beings. Some major human impacts include drainage systems, stream channelization and dredging, diking and damming, tilling to produce crops, levees, logging, mining, construction, run-off, releasing toxic...
By: Shannon Farlouis
A temperate forest is a very important part of the terrestrial biomes system. These forests are very common between the tropics and polar regions. They are extremely common in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. A variety of plant and animal species make their homes...
By: Skyler Farr
Approximately 80 years ago, during the Great Depression, the western United States was swallowed in dirt. The West was associated with agriculture then and due to improper farming and ranching methods, the desert suffocated much of the Great Plains. Fast-forward to now and observe the...
By: Dale Creelman
All living things need some source of fuel for energy and maintaining normal functions of it's life cycle. Plants are no different. To grow the flowers people enjoy looking at or the fruits and vegetables they like, and need, to eat, some type type of...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Areas of grasslands, known as savannas, receive too much water one season and too little water the next. Special animal and plant species live there. These species must tolerate drought and flooding. Only three main places have savannas: Africa, South America and Australia. In South...

 

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