By: Collin Wayne
The plant life in the tundra is often considerably small compared to other plants around the world, but not just are the plants smaller but also the biodiversity of the plants species, but just because there is a small biodiversity does not mean some plants cant thrive. Some plants may include bear berry, arctic moss, caribou moss, diamond leaf willow, Labrador tea, pasque flower, and tufted saxifrage. Plants have adapted by growing close the ground so they are not affected by high winds, they also have hair stems to keep warm. The bear berry is ate by birds and owls, and is only found in the arctic biome.
The animal biodiversity in the Tundra is very small, if one animal is lost to extinction or emigration it could effect the whole ecosystem which could possible cause a collapse. Animals that live in the tundra may include, polar bear, caribou, arctic fox, arctic hare, snowy owl, musk ox, rock ptarmigan. All of these animals have adapted to the climate in the tundra by acquiring thick fur coats and how to hunt for food. The arctic fox is a prime example of adaptation because in the winter time its coat thickens and becomes white and in the summer is sheds it fur and becomes brown. But not only have animals adapted but also plants, so the tundra is a changing environment and ecosystem.
Importance of the Tundra
Human impacts on the Tundra
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