The Tundra

By: Elias Taira

Biotic factors

1. Falcons

2. Loons

3. Arctic Bumble Bees

4. Lemmings

5. Sand Pipers


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Abiotic factors

1. Freezing temperatures

2. Permafrost

3. Strong winds

4. Soil

5. Rainfall (rarely).



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Tundra food web

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Tundra Characteristics

The tundra is a cold barren landscape with very little biotic diversity. It has a sort of special frozen soil called permafrost that allows some of the vegetation there to take root into the ground. Which includes low shrubs ,reindeer mosses ,wild flowers and stuff like that. Although it is covered in snow almost all the time there. In the summer the snow melts causing a massive amount of wild flowers to bloom.


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Human Interaction With the Tundra

Humans have both helped and destroyed the Tundra. Like the global warming (caused by us) that is melting the permafrost or when we build houses there that also melts the permafrost and some of the plants in that biome need that stuff to survive, and some animals need those plants to survive. Humans have also helped the tundra in some ways too. When people try to protect this biome by making national parks to help preserve the biome and all it's animals. Or by studying the animals to see what they can do to protect them


http://www.ehow.com/info_8590787_efforts-protect-tundra.html

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Interesting Facts

The tundra is actually one of the worlds youngest and harshest biomes ever.

It is covered in snow for much of the year, but during the summer the snow melts leading to a burst of wildflowers.


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