Tundra

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Biotic and Abiotic

Biotic


  • Polar Bear
  • Arctic Willow/ Salix Arctica
  • Bear Berry


Abiotic


  • Water
  • Light
  • Temperature

Tundra

In the tundra, there are many plants and animals. Diamond leaf willow, caribou, arctic moss and pasqueflower are just a few of the plants. Only some of the animals include, polar bears, caribou, arctic fox, arctic hare, and hairy musk ox. In the tundra, the soil is a layer of permanently frozen subsoil called permafrost. Permafrost includes mostly gravel and finer material. The yearly precipitation including melted snow is 15 to 25cm (6 to 10in.) the temperature in the winter is -34 degrees celsius (-30 degrees fahrenheit.) In the summer, 3-12 degrees celsius (37-54 degrees fahrenheit.)

Interesting Facts

  • Tundra means "treeless." It is from the Finnish word Tunturi
  • The tundra has about 400 species of plants but only 48 different animals

Known for?

The tundra is known for being the coldest of all the biomes. Also, the frost-molded landscape, and last but not least, the dead organic material functions as a nutrient pool.
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Tundra Biome

The tundra is important because it is home to different animals and many plant species. The tundra balances out the temperature throughout the world. Humans affect this biome by causing too much CO2 to go into the atmosphere causing global warming. On the bright side, humans have created laws protecting the environment. Also, humans made oil transporters designed to do as little damage. Humans can establish national and international reserves, we can be more cautious or carbon footprints and avoid plastic products. Humans can also, avoid buying products with tundra plants or animals included in the ingredients.