Biomes

Tundra

Description of Tundra

The tundra is a large treeless area in the Arctic region. The surface of the soil is all frozen.

There is two types of tundras, there is an Arctic tundra and Alpine tundra.

Tundra Characteristics

  1. Extremely cold climate
  2. Low biotic diversity
  3. Simple vegetation structure
  4. Limitation of drainage
  5. Short season of growth and reproduction
  6. Energy and nutrients in the form of dead organic material
  7. Large population oscillations

Tundras are located in

Tundras cover a fifth of the earth up towards the north pole.
Tundra Biome Facts

Arctic Animals

  1. Polar Bear
  2. Caribou
  3. Arctic Fox
  4. Arctic Hare
  5. Snowy Owl
  6. Musk Ox
  7. Rock Ptarmigan
These are some of the most common animals in the Arctic Tundra