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Abiotic/Biotic Characteristics of the Alpine

Nick Kearns

on 28 May 2014

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Nick Kearns ALPINE Strong winds
Little rainfall
Short summer days
Very long and cold winters
Poor soil
Cloud coverage
Angle of sunlight
Presence of rocks Abiotic *Permafrost: Permanently frozen layer of sub soil.* Snowy owls
Polar bears
White foxes
Arctic hares
Migrating birds
Black flies
Musk ox
Harlequin duck
Grizzly bear*
Arctic willow
Arctic moss
Caribou moss
Labrador tea Biotic *There's not a lot of Grizzly bears in the Alpine.* Arctic fox Snowy owl Bearberry Labrador tea The aboitic and biotic factors affect eachother in many ways. The extremely cold, long winters makes it diffuclt for plants to grow. The summers are very short; the longest "summer" recorded in the Alpines lasted 24 hours. Migrating birds pass through the Tundra, towards the base of the mountain. Grizzly bears also hang out by the Tundra and sometimes wonder up the mountain to the Alpines but only for a short period of time. Polar bears sometimes live up here along with the white fox and snow owl. Because of permafrost, no trees grow. When animals in the Alpines are hungry, they head down the mountain, collecdt the food they neeed and head back up. The white wolf is a species that lives in the Alpines. As a population, the white wolf roam the Alpines and the Tundra in packs. They live in a cold community with some other animals. The Tundra is towards the base of the Alpines. So you can say that the white wolves live in the Alpines but spend most of their time in the Tundra. The white wolve play an important role in the ecosystem of the Tindra and the Alpines. They eat birds and other stuff. In return, when the wolve dies, the animals some of the wolve to survive. The Alpines and the Tundra are two of the very important ecosystems that make up this biosphere. tertiary conusmer
SNOWY OWLS secondary
TUNDRA GRASS Man Artic Wolves Polar Bears Kittiwakes Snowy Owls Artic Foxes Brown Bears Picas Musk Ox Caribou Lemmings Artic Hares Liverworts Grasses Caribou Moss Lichens Red= Carnivores Blue= Herbivores Orange= Decomposers Purple = Omnivores Green= Producers Black= Scavengers It is really snowy because the Alpines are located up in the mountains. Condor Bacteria And Fungi Evapration Precipitation Condensation
(In the air around) Transpiration Absorption
(In the trees and dirt but you cant really see it) Collection Collection Ice/melt run off mountain Commensalism Arctic Foxes follow larger predators like Polar Bears so that they can scavenge the remains of the larger predator's kill. The Polar Bear will also be kind to the Arctic Fox if they dont attack eachother. Arctic Fox do the same thing with caribou but when the caribou dig in the snow, the fox waits for it to finish then goes up to the hole to eat the leftovers. Atmospheric Carbon Carbon Fixation Respiration Carbon
eating Decomposition/Waste
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