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Alpine Tundra

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Bryan Nhek

on 10 May 2013

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Alpine Tundra By Bryan Nhek Location The Niwot Ridge is an alpine tundra about 35 km west of Boulder, Colorado. It's also 3,000m above sea level. http://www.lternet.edu/sites/nwt Precipitation http://culter.colorado.edu/NWT/site_info/climate/climate.html The average amount of precipitation a year is about 37 inches. Most of it comes from the snow during Winter and Spring. http://instaar.colorado.edu/tundracam/watershed.php Temperature The average temperature at 3,473m is about 8°F to 47°F. Animals can survive when it's cold from their fur and staying active to keep a high body temperature. http://xenon.colorado.edu/reflections/GPS_reflections/Niwot_Ridge.html Plants Alpine Primrose http://culter.colorado.edu/Field_trip/plants.html Sunflowers Western Yellow Paintbrush American Bistort Arctic Sandwort Animals White-tailed ptarmigan Elk Porcupine http://culter.colorado.edu/Field_trip/animals.html Yellow-bellied marmot Woodrat dddddddddddddddddd http://www.rmrs.nau.edu/usamab/niwot%20ridge%20reserve%20cover%20page.htm Animal Resources There are many plants and water in the alpine tundra. Many animals eat plants for energy. Dead organic materials give the most energy and nutrients. http://myhydros.org/water-and-the-environment/role-of-water-in-the-tundra/ Biotic Factors • Plants • Animals • Soil • Abiotic Factors • Weather • Very long winters http://oildrillingh.tripod.com/id14.html http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/alpinetundra.html Competition Many animals have to compete because they have
the same prey. A lemming and an artic hare
would have a competition
because they both eat
lichens. Bacteria Pictures http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/5704d/b911f/ http://www.sfu.ca/geog/geog355fall04/tmcurrie/kamloopsforestregion.html
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