The Tundra

Katelyn McGlasson 3P Ortiz Biology

Required Information

Tempatures:

Hottest: 45*

Coldest: -20*

Precipitation:

6-10 inches per year

Land Forms:

Mountains: Tallest- 4395 ft.

Water: Mostly ponds and bogs

Canyons: Mostly in Alaska

Islands: No known islands

Ecological Concerns and Issues:

Oil Companies

Hunting

Global Warming

Living and Non- Living Factors in the Tundra

Animals:

Herbivores: Caribou

Carnivores: Artic Fox

Insect: Mosquito

Bird: Falcon

Plants:

Low-growing

Shrubs

400 Varieties of Plants

Adaption:

Animals aquire extra layer of fat

Animals aquire longer thicker fur

Plants change photosynthesis to adapt to low lights

Relationships:

Predators- Wolves, foxes, coyotes, and bears

Not very much competition- too big and they know how to survive

Limiting Factors:

Abiotic- Strong winds, rain, short summers, and long winters

Biotic- Owl, fox, tiny flowers, grass, hedges, willow, and bacteria

The Animals of the Tundra!

The Tundra is an amazing place, yet since its so cold many people do not travel there.