Boreal Forest

Biome Description

A boreal forest biome, also known as a taiga, is a type of forest ecosystem that is found in the northern hemisphere, spanning across Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia. It is the largest biome on Earth, covering over 15% of the planet's land area. The climate in a boreal forest is cold and dry, with long, harsh winters and short, cool summers. Temperatures can range from below freezing to 20°C (68°F) during the summer months. The forest is characterized by coniferous trees such as spruce, pine, and fir, which are adapted to the cold climate and can withstand heavy snow and ice loads. The forest floor is covered in a thick layer of mosses and lichens. Wildlife in the boreal forest includes large herbivores such as moose, elk, and reindeer, as well as predators such as wolves, lynx, and bears. The boreal forest plays an important role in regulating the Earth's climate, storing large amounts of carbon in its trees and soil. However, human activities such as logging and mining have had significant impacts on boreal forests, and conservation efforts are necessary to protect these important ecosystems.

Building the Atlas

We launched the Agrivoltaic Atlas on April 12, 2023 for the AgriVoltaics 2023 conference in Daegu, South Korea. We launch with the goal of demonstrating the idea and gathering interest from partners around the world to contribute. If you would like to contribute, contact