Ecology of the Tundra Biome

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Ecology of the Tundra Biome

Ecology of the Tundra Biome

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This picture illustrates some pollution taking place in a forrest Tundra after major oil leakage

This picture illustrates the damage humans do to the Tundra by mining http://www.alaska-in

This picutre illustrates smog reaching over areas in the Tundra, this damages the biome

This picture illustrates tourism in the Tundra, and this should be limited, not encouraged

Ali Zarandazchi

This picture illustrates water in the Tundra, this is a habitat and a source of water for many organisms

-Air pollution is a big threat to the tundra. Factories in Europe, the United States, and Russia produce pollution that can be carried to the tundra by winds, these smog clouds contaminate lichens, a source of food. -Humans have inhabited the Tundra for thousands of years, they were mainly Asians that crossed over the Bering land Bridge 11000 to 40000 years ago, theses people are now known as Eskimos. Native people still inhabit the Tundra but new people bring things like liquor, gambling, disease, and new technology to this once pure place. -Sailors and whaling ships valued musk oxen for their meat and tradable fur in the Tundra, and now because of their greed the Alaskan tundra and the northeastern coast of Greenland do not have any musk oxen. Caribou were also over hunted and by 1950 herds in North America were greatly reduced. -Today many countries have passed laws protecting animals and now animals like caribou, musk oxen, arctic foxes, and polar bears are protected. These laws have saved theses animals and there populations are starting to grow. The only thing that these shelters cannot protect against is contaminated food and pollution, pesticides can be just as deadly as a hunter with a gun.

-Winter temperatures in the Tundra average about -30 dgrees Fahrenhieght throughout most of the Arctic including the North Pole. The coldest weather is in Siberia with an average of negative 40 degrees Fahrenhieght in January.

-There is not much rainfall in the arctic regions, only a total of six to ten inches a year, which is less then some deserts. The Tundra is wet underfoo though since its moisture evaporates slowly and drainage conditions are poor.



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