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Mountain Ecosystem and Food Web
Transcript of Mountain Ecosystem and Food Web
by Matthew & Nicky Day-Lopes
The temperatures on mountains are very strange about -13 to +15 degrees Celsius
Abiotic Elements of mountain ranges include large proportions of rock Waterfalls/Rivers and also Ridges, Chasms, Peaks ETC.
Herbs, Fungi, Algae, and Grass are all common plants that are part of mountain ranges and are the main source of food for mountain animals. Also Lichen which is a plant which grows from algae and moss.
Not that many of Carnivores or Herbivores roam mountain ranges or around because of the high survival prerequisites but the ones that do are very evolved for harsh conditions including the Mountain Tiger, Mountain Lion, Lynx's, Wolverines, Cougars and as well Red Foxes.
Omnivores are animals that eat both meat and plants, so they are pretty much common ground in protecting the ecosystem and keeping it going by eating and being eaten, well sometimes. :/ A example of Omnivores that live on and in Mountains are the Black Bear, Different kinds of birds including Ducks, Geese, and Mallards the Mountain Gorilla also Coyotes and the rare believed to be extinct Pygmy-Possum
Herbivores are the central point to food in a mountain ecosystem because they have a very different range for food because of the simple growing behaviors of mountain plants so the Carnivores and Omnivores are able to gain many different nutrients to keep up with the fast Herbivore population. Examples of Herbivores in a mountain ecosystem are Rabbits, Elks/Deers, Rams and Mountain Goats, White Tailed Deer, Alpine, Tahr. [which is a goat that is muscular and has a very furry coat like a bull]
Habitat and Shelter
Animals that live on mountains normally live and sleep on ridges and ledges on the mountain surface and sides but other animals live in caves going deep into the mountain to the summit or base also in forests or foliage fields depending on the mountain range
These plants don't get much sunlight because they grow in cracks on the mountain so they are very wilted and are hard for Herbivores to eat but they have lived in the mountain ecosystem for a long time so they can sometimes squeeze into eating the plants. But this is only in concern for the mosses and weeds as well as fern