The Mountain Biome

By : Drew Chamberlain

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The Mountain Biome Summary

The Mountain or Alpine biome is mostly know for its resorts and cold weather. The mountain biome is in every continent. In order to be classified as a mountain biome, it must be higher than 10,000 feet in the atmosphere. The Rocky Mountains

Food Chain

Producer: Berries have adapted for cold weather

1 Con: Mouse and Mountain Goat

2 Con: Coyote and Owl

3 Con: Puma and Wolf

Some of the aspects of the Mountain biome

Plant Adaptations in the Mountain Biome

The plants for example the Moss Campion have adapted to grow only 5-15 centimeters long. They have adapted to this because they need to stay out of the of the wind. Also, they have adapted to attach to rocks and dirt because of the lack of nutrients.

Animal Adaptation

The Chinchilla has adapted to form smaller legs so they move the less so they do not have to use as much heat. They also have larger lung capacities. The chinchilla have already more blood cells because of adaptation which helps them produce hemoglobin. This help them because there a lack of oxygen in this atmosphere.

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Some Human Usage for the Mountain Biome

  • Skiing
  • Ice climbing
  • horse riding
  • hunting
  • camping
  • and more

Human Impacts that Affect the Mountain Biome

  • Agriculture
  • Timber extraction
  • Mineral extraction
  • Hydroelectric dams and reservoirs
  • Increasing tourism
  • Urban air pollution
  • Increased ultraviolet radiation from ozone depletion
  • Soil damage from off-road vehicles
  • hunting for animals there which include the mountain goat and gray wolf because of their fur.

Some Minerals mined in the Rocky Mountains

  • copper
  • gold
  • tungsten
  • zinc
  • coal
  • and other minerals