Tundra Biome

By Evan Scherer 7th period

5 Abiotic Factors

-temperate

-Ice

-polar bear

-poor soil

-permafrost


Citation: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/tundra.html

Climate

Average Yearly Precipitation: 15cm-25cm, or 6in-10in


Temperatures:

Winter: -34*C

Summer: 3-12*C


Citation: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/tundra.html

Plant Life

-Low shrubs, sedges, reindeer, mosses, liver warts, and grasses


Soil type: Permafrost


Citation: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/tundra.html

Animal life

-Lemmings, arctic hares, wolves, polar bears, snowy owl, caribu

Why do we need this biome?

-It holds a home for many plants and animals that may live their


Plants: Need a small amount of energy

Animals: For instance, the polar bear needs fatty foods, and the tundra provides many fatty foods to gain "blubber" to keep warm

How do humans affect this biome?

-Oil companies target the tundra for its vast amount of oil reserves

How can we protect this biome?

we can restrict human access to certain areas of the biome to reserve the oil

What is this biome known for?

-It is known for its frost molded landscape

-Permafrost

-Temperature


Citation: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/tundra.html

Interesting facts

-There are about 1,700 kinds of different plants in the tundra


-Permafrost is formed by many inches of Ice into the ground


Citation: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/tundra.html