The Tundra Biome
By Jewells Escamilla
What lives in the Tundra Biome?
Some of the abiotic factors in the tundra are temperature ( below freezing ) , percipitation ( snow,rain,hail/sleet ) ,water,wind ( blowing at 100 mi per hour )
Description of the biome
The tundra is a very harsh climate. With freezing temperatures below zero, strong winds,and almost no sunlight during the winter. In the tundra there is very long winters and short summers. For the majority of winter, the tundra is covered in ice/snow. Even though the tundra has poor soil, in the summer, flowers and small plants grow and blossom. Because of permafrost, trees cannot grow in the tundra. Though this biome might seem lifeless it is very much alive . Especially with the diversity of organsims living in it.
How do humans help this biome ?
Humans help this biome by starting organizations to help protect the wildlife there. ( The Arctic Council ) Humans also help this biome by spreading awareness and information on how fragile the biome is and ways to protect it and conserve it for as long as possible.
How do humans harm this biome ?
Humans harm this biome by spreading pollution and using toxic substances. Humans are also causing climate change, which greatly hinders the organisms. It definetly takes a long time to adapt to something as big as climate changes.
Cool Facts About The Tundra Biome
The Tundra biome has about 400 different kinds of flowers, yet only 48 animals.
The word tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturia, meaning treeless land.