Tundra & Wetland

by: Adam LaBin


Tundra: Average temperature during the summer is 37-54°F and during the winter it is usually -30° F. Average rainfall is 6-10 inches.

Wetland: Average temperature during the summer is 76°F and during the winter it is usually 30°F. Average rainfall is 59 inches.

Abiotic factors

Tundra: Water, wind, light.

Wetland: Soil, temperature, rocks.

Biotic factors

Tundra: Insects, plants, wolves.

Wetland: Fish, turtles, birds.

5 limiting factors

Tundra: Lack of sunlight, lack of water, fires, lack of nutrients, high temperature.

Wetland: Lack of rainfall, lack of oxygen, low temperature, lack of sunlight, lack of organisms.

3 abaptations for survival

Tundra: Fur, body heat, cold blood.

Wetland: Swimming, hybernating, storage.

3 symbiotic relationships

Tundra: (Mutualism) The plant Lichen reduces carbon dioxide into sugars in the food the fungus, the fungus helps provides protection to the Lichen by retaining water and helping it obtain minerals from substrate. (Parasitism) The tapeworm preys on a wolf, the wolf loses nutrition and eventually dies. (Commensalism) Similar story to parasitism, the tapeworm preys on the wolf, but the wolf survives.

Wetland: (Mutualism) Small fish clean the mouths of larger fish. (Parasitism) A sisyridae lays eggs on a sponge. When the eggs hatch, they feed on the sponge. (Commensalism) Small fish hide behind pond weeds to protect themselves from larger fish.

A bad scenario

Tundra & wetland: The sun gets too close to the earth and all the liquids evaporate, causing all living things to dehydrate and die.