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Tundra Powerpoint - B.C. Science 10 Ecology


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Tundra Powerpoint - B.C. Science 10 Ecology

  1. 1. Tundra Biome Project – Chris Helmhold
  2. 2. Characteristics Tree growth is hindered  Low Temps & Short growing seasons Vegetation  mainly shrubs Vast, treeless plain Subsoil is permanently frozen
  3. 3. Arctic Tundra Far upper Northern Hemisphere Upper Russia and Canada No trees can grow
  4. 4. Antarctic Tundra Mostly too cold for any vegetation Not many mammals (opposite of Arctic) Mostly covered in ice
  5. 5. Alpine Tundra No trees due to altitude No permafrost Occurs in mountains worldwide Characterized by shrubs growing
  6. 6. Economy Hunting and trapping reindeer provides food Not many people live in tundra's Occasional mineral mining
  7. 7. Biotic Factors Strong winds Little precipitation Long, cold winters Short summer days Permafrost, no trees grow
  8. 8. Abiotic Factors Plants (shrubs) have to adapt to the cold, long, hard winters Wildlife like arctic tundra animals include snowy owls, reindeer, polar bears, white foxes, lemmings, arctic hares, wolverines, caribou, migrating birds, mosquitoes, and black flies. Not many living factors
  9. 9. Citations "Tundra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia. Wikipedia, 31 01 2014. Web. 17 Feb 2014. <>.