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Transcript of Tundra Biome
and finer material with
permafrost (frozen subsoil)
underneath UNUSUAL PHYSICAL
low, swampy, soggy, ground, but one of the driest biomes! PLANT LIFE low shrubs, sedges,
reindeer mosses, liverworts,
wildflowers, and willows Adaptations:
short and grouped together,
carry photosynthesis at
low temperatures and low light,
and generally use budding and division
for reproduction ANIMAL LIFE HERBIVORES
pikas, lemmings, voles, caribuo, arctic hares, marmots, mountain goats, sheep, elk, cod, flatfish, salmon, and trout CARNIVORES
snowy owls, arctic fox, wolves, and polar bear Adaptations:
breed and raise young quickly (summer), insulation from fat, hibernation, migration, and thick fur ECOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP
lichen is a mutualistic relationship
between fungus and algae FOOD CHAIN lichens lemmings arctic fox HUMAN INTERFERENCE
Exxon Valdez oil spill
People have immigrated to tundra areas to work in mines and oil rigs
Towns have disturbed animal feeding grounds
Pesticides kill insects migrating birds need for food
Pollution from mining and drilling ENDANGERED SPECIES