Coniferous Forest

Animal Life

   Small animals such as rodents, large mammals such as moose and deer, and other insects like spiders and ants, other animals that live in these areas are arctic foxes, bears, caribou, deer, foxes, wolves, and many more! The coniferous forest is most likely to be a little on the chilly side.

Plant Life:
Most of the trees are conifers. Which means they produce seeds in cones they also have special leaves shaped like needles. The leaves have a thick wax coating. Also the trees that don't lose their leaves and that stay green all year are evergreen trees.


Endangered Species
One animal that is endangered is the woodland caribou. They can be saved by limiting how many are killed when hunting them. Another animal that is endangered is the spotted owl. One way to help these animals would be to cut down on logging because that can destroy their habitat.

Human Threats

- Clear Cutting: Organisms will loose their habitat that live in that area and cause soil erosion which then makes it impossible for plants to grow
- Acid Rain: Weakens trees by the damages caused to leaves and limiting nutrients for them which is caused by us humans from burning fossil fuels.


Abiotic Factors

Temperature-
Summer: 14 degree Celcius
Winter: -10 degree Celcicus

Precipitation-
Rainfall: 35-75 cm (14-29.5 in)

Landforms-
Depending on the location, the landforms vary. Some Coniferous Forests can have mountains, hills, valleys, etc,. Land can be very wet and soggy.

Soil-
Soil are poor and acidic because of evergreen trees pine needles don't decompose easily. They have low mineral content, organic material, and have numbers of invertebrates such as earthworms.

Specific Locations

   Canada, Europe, Asia, and the United States is usually where the Coniferous ecosystem takes place. Animals that live in these areas are arctic foxes, bears, caribou, deer, foxes, wolves, and many more! The coniferous forest is most likely to be a little on the chilly side.

Citations

Coniferous Forest. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2015. . Endangered Animals Ehow. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2015. . Endangered animals in the coniferous forest Wilderness College. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2015. . Plant life
“Coniferous Forest.” Britannica. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2015. .“Geography of Coniferous Forest.” Book Rags. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2015. .“Human Impacts on Coniferous Forest.” Google Sites. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2015. .

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