Tundra

Kara Erfurth 2nd period

Abiotic & Biotic Factors

The Tundra has a lot of abiotic and biotic factors. Some abiotic factors are, strong wind, rainfall, and soil. Some biotic factors are, moss, snowy owls and polar bears.

Tundra

In the Tundra there are a variety of plants and animals. The animals in the Tundra are able to adapt to cold climates such as, polar bears, arctic fox, and caribou. The plants are also able to adapt to poor nutrients in the soil and permafrost such as, spruce trees, arctic moss, and Heath. The animals in a Tundra have thick warm fur and feet made to walk in snow. Temperatures in the Tundra can get to -34 degrees celsius and below.

How humans help/harm Tundra's

Since a Tundra is good oil resource, so when humans mine and collect oil, it disturbs the plants and animals. We can help them by not littering, and polluting the air and land. Some people have been using less hot water to help the animals and plants. But hunting the animals in the Tundra it decreases the population of certain animals.

Interesting Facts

The Tundra is the coldest of all the Biomes. It has over 400 varieties of flowers, but only 48 different animals. Tundra's cover about 20% of the earth. Temperatures can get to about -34 degrees celsius.

URLS

Http://oildrillingh.tripod.com/id14.html

Http://www.tutorvista.com/biology/abiotic-factors-of-the-tundra?view=simple

http://biology.tutorvista.com/ecology/food-web.html?view=simple