The Taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. It stretches from the northern Great Lake States (Michigan, Minnesota) through Canada into most of Alaska. Large expanses also occur in Sweden, Norway, northern Russia and northern Japan. Forests are coniferous, mostly pines and spruces. The taiga is also known as the boreal forest.
The soundscapes of the taiga/artic/tundra are dominated by wind but birds are common parts of the soundscape early in the morning. Sounds of melting ice/snow are common everywhere and they are highly varied. Sounds of avalanches were common in the early spring and were very similar to the sounds of an earthquake.
How long do standard rechargeable batteries last in this environment in late May (early spring)?
What was the diurnal soundscape pattern and is there a dawn chorus when daylight occurs nearly continuously?
What kinds of sounds do melting ice make and how can these be recorded?
Determine distribution and species richness of crepuscular and nocturnal animals (insects and amphibians). (climate change, land use and pesticides)