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How Nutrients Affect Plant Productivity Mapped By NASA
2012-11-02 06:46:06

A new analysis led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has estimated how much the growth of plants worldwide is limited by the amount of nutrients available in their soil.

Image 1 - Study Reveals Diversity Of Life In Soils
2011-10-18 03:43:01

Microscopic animals that live in soils are as diverse in the tropical forests of Costa Rica as they are in the arid grasslands of Kenya, or the tundra and boreal forests of Alaska and Sweden.

2011-10-07 13:36:37

A new University of Guelph study shows that gray jays hoping to survive and reproduce through Canada’s harsh winters need to be able to store food in the right kinds of trees.

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2011-07-27 15:23:38

Scientists say a tundra fire in the circumpolar arctic released about as much carbon into the atmosphere as the tundra has stored in the previous 50 years.


Latest Taiga Reference Libraries

Taiga Bluet
2014-11-25 12:42:29

The taiga bluet (Coenagrion resolutum) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Europe and eastern areas of North America. Its range includes Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, and Nova Scotia in Canada, and Alaska, California, Michigan, and New York in the United States. It prefers to reside in near pools, lakes, fens, and marshes with abundant vegetation. The taiga bluet differs in appearance depending upon the sex, but both males and females hold a wingspan of up to 1.2 inches....

Taiga
2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...

Aspen Parkland
2013-04-18 22:46:28

Aspen parkland is a reference to a very large area of transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest in two sections; the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta that crosses the border into British Columbia, and a much larger area stretching from central Alberta, all across central Saskatchewan to south-central Manitoba near the US border. Aspen parkland is made up of groves of aspen poplars and spruce interspersed with areas of prairie grasslands, also intersected by large stream...

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2009-07-01 13:55:01

The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. This region is the largest ecozone on Earth. It includes the regions of Europe, Asia (north of the Himalayan foothills), northern Africa, and the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula. The Palearctic includes mostly boreal forest and temperate climate regions, which are found throughout Eurasia from western Europe to the Bering Sea. There are five sub-regions of the Palearctic: European-Siberian, Mediterranean...

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