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Tundra Biome

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by Addisonl31
Last updated 4 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Ecosystems
Grade:
6

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Tundra Biome

Tundra Biome

Tundras are found almost entirely in the northern hemisphere.They only have two seasons, summer and winter. During the summer, they have 24 hours of light and in the winter they have 24 hours of darkness. The average temperature through the year is 28 degrees Celsius. The winters average temperature -30 degrees Fahrenheit and the summers is 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Tundras get 6 to 10 inches of precipitation a year but most of it is snow.

Artic poppies are a common plant in this biome.

You can often find artic foxes hunting for lemming in tundras.

An Artic tundra is a bleak, treeless biome found at higher latitudes. It is the worlds coldest biome and one of the largest. Its a barren land with a harsh climate.

Threats and Human Environment Interactions- Global Warming is changing tundras-It will undergo many changes-The fall freeze is coming later and melting mor permafrost-The size and weather is changing-It's becoming warmer and the size in shrinking- Oil and gas drilling causes polution- Tundras are a target for many companies- People put thousands of pipelines throughout this biome and oil gets in the water- Garbage and waste is left and animals eat it and get very sick- Overhunting and overdevelopmet have done harmful things to this biome- Developements have interrupted animal migrations, feeding patterns, and caused damage to the permafrost

Abiotic Factors- Snow and precipitation mankes this biome cold and wet- Soil makes the climate warmer and holds the plants in place- Temperature makes it warmer and colder- Light melts the snow and makes it warmer- Gases pollute the air and cause things like acis rain

VocabularyBiome- a complex biotic community characterized by distinctive plant and animal species and maintained under the climatic conditions of the region, especially such a community that has developed to climaxArtic tundra- A tundra found at high latitudesPermafrost- A layer of ground below topsoil that is frozen year roundGlobal Warming- Anincrease in Earths average atmosphere temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate conditions of the regions

In a tudra, there are 48 land mammals and no reptiles or amphibians. There are many food chains in this biome. An example of a producer is a shrub, a herbivore is a pika. A carnivore is an artic fox and a decomposer is fungi. The food web above shows many interconnected food chains.

This picture shows what the water and the land looks like during the spring in a tundra

Adaptations- Thick fur to keep wind out and heat in- Fur that changes color when the seasons change (camoflage)- Plants have small leaves to trap the little amount of water they get- Flowers grow close together and to the gound to resist the cold- Lots of animals have hooves to protect their feet from the elements- Some animals go into hibernation to escape the cold, harsh winters- Many types of birds migrate in the winter

Snowy Owls are a bird you can find in tundras.

By: Addison Luce


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  • Mariak31 4 years ago

    Mariak31's avatar

    I really like how you talked. :)