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Natural Disturbance section[edit]

I've been bothered by the incorrect format of the citations in the Natural Disturbance section, so today I converted all of them to wiki format.

well deal with it \o/  tyga is a rapper.
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Caledonian Forest of Scotland[edit]

Although sometimes considered to be hemiboreal or boreonemoral, the pinewoods and Caledonian Forest of Scotland could be considered to represent a Western boundary of the boreal forest, and are noted as such on the relevant Wikipedia page. Indeed, the extant forest fragments are broadly ecologically consistent with both the western pinewoods of Norway (where there is less Norway Spruce than in Eastern Fennoscandia) and the birchwoods of Iceland. Furthermore, although lying at a more southerly latitude, the Caledonian forest is no less fragmented than the Icelandic Birchwoods, which are included in the list of boreal forest ecosystems. For the sake of consistency, I would therefore suggest either adding the Caledonian Forest of Scotland to the text and/or table, or explaining the inconsistencies noted above with regard to the Caledonian Forest Wikipedia page and the inclusion of the highly fragmented Birchwood of Iceland. Is the classification of boreal based on climate, latitude or some other factor or combination of factors?

Should this article's basename be "Taiga", or "Boreal Forest"?[edit]

If Taiga and Boreal Forest are essentially synonyms, the basename should be the English phrase Boreal Forest on the English wikipedia, because, in principle, we don't use foreign synonyms when there is a perfectly adequate English synonym. If Taiga are a subset of Boreal Forest this article should say so, and Boreal Forest should not redirect to Taiga, as it has since 2003! Geo Swan (talk) 18:30, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Consider renaming to Taiga and boreal forests as its Category: Taiga and boreal forests is named. It is the biome name. — Look2See1 t a l k → 01:08, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
I don't see the logic. "Taiga" is an English word (of Russian/Turkic origin), and "boreal" is an English word (of Latin origin). Why would we suddenly consider one to be "foreign" and the other not? It's not like we are using an obscure transliteration of a Russian word where a perfectly good translation is available—both terms have been established in English for quite some while.
Incidentally, I don't mind renaming the article per Look2See1's suggestions.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); April 7, 2015; 18:45 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 September 2015[edit]

The text says that the Taiga is the largest terrestrial biome in the world [citation needed]. I would suggest adding that citation with the following link so as to provide accurate information. www.blueplanetbiomes.org/taiga.htm Sixoften1 (talk) 22:08, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your suggestion. I simply deleted the [citation needed] because the fact was repeated in the first body paragraph and already had a citation there. Altamel (talk) 03:11, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 October 2015[edit]

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50.86.17.202 (talk) 12:58, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

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