10 common plants that are in the Tundra biome are Arctic Moss, Arctic Willow, Bearberry, Caribou Moss, Diamond-leaf Willow, Labrador Tea, Pasque Flower, and Tufted Saxifrage.
The Arctic Moss can grow underwater and grows low to the ground
It has a Shallow Root System with Buzzy hairs
Leathery leaves Protects from the cold
The kinds of animals that are in my biome are caribou, Ermine, water birds, mosquitoes, polar bears, arctic fox, white wolves, grizzly bears, gray falcons, bald eagles, bumble bees, squirrels, Norway lemmings, shrew, and voles.
Using their long, sharp claws and powerful digging strength, they dig dens for themselves where they nest through the winter. In their dens, grizzly bears enter their hibernation state, during which their body temperature and heart rate drop Grizzly bears can live in a lot of different places.Like dense forests,subalpine meadows,open plains,and arctic tundra's
Adaptions: fur to keep warm, fat, white color to match the snow Polar bears are the keystone species, tertiary consumers that help keep the food web in balance. And tertiary consumers, top of the food chain, in the Arctic ecosystem. They mainly eat seals, but sometimes whales and baby walruses.
Adaptations, Defenses, & Behavior. Arctic wolves have small hairs between the pads of their feet and long, thick fur to keep them warm in temperatures that can drop to negative 70°. They live and hunt in packs, have a social hierarchy, or social order (ex its an apex predator
The Tundra is located all over the world. Located in Alaska, Northern Canada, edges of Greenland, Northern Scandinavia, northern Siberia, and Russia. It is found in Alaska here in the United States. The Tundra is about 3 million square miles long and covers about 20% of the earth's surface. Large shallow lakes melted into the permafrost of the tundra like these are refered to as thermokarst lakes. On a smaller scale, polygonal features are common arctic tundra landforms. These polygons are about 10 meters across. They are separated by ice wedges that drive into the permafrost. Apr 1, 2013. Tundras are among Earth's coldest, harshest biomes. Tundra ecosystems are treeless regions found in the Arctic and on the tops of mountains, where the climate is cold and windy and rainfall is scant. Tundra lands are snow-covered for much of the year, until summer brings a burst of wildflowers. Mountain goats, sheep, marmots, and birds live in mountain–or alpine–tundra and feed on the low-lying plants and insects. Hardy flora like cushion plants survive on these mountain plains by growing in rock depressions, where it is warmer and they are sheltered from the wind. The Arctic tundra, where the average temperature is 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -6 degrees Celsius), supports a variety of animal species, including Arctic foxes, polar bears, gray wolves, caribou, snow geese and musk-oxen. The summer growing season is just 50 to 60 days, when the sun shines 24 hours a day. The few plants and animals that live in the harsh conditions of the tundra are essentially clinging to life. They are highly vulnerable to environmental stresses like reduced snow cover and warmer temperatures brought on by global warming.
Threats: The melting of the permafrost as a result of global warming could radically change the landscape and what species are able to live there. Ozone depletion at the North and South Poles means stronger ultraviolet rays that will harm the tundra. Air pollution can cause smog clouds that contaminate lichen, a significant food source for many animals. Exploration of oil, gas, and minerals and construction of pipelines and roads can cause physical disturbances and habitat fragmentation. Oil spills can kill wildlife and significantly damage tundra ecosystems. Buildings and roads put heat and pressure on the permafrost, causing it to melt. Invasive species push aside native vegetation and reduce diversity of plant cover. Human influences in the Arctic are both seen and unseen. Human activity has seen a dramatic change in the arctic due to climate change. This is, by far the worse impact human activity has had on the globe, but in particular, the Arctic is fragile. Other human influences are the vast and untapped oil reserves in the Arctic have made it a target for oil companies. Oil and gas pipelines are a huge human influence in the Arctic. Garbage and other waste not to mention the impact of the oil and gas industry have left some parts of the Arctic polluted. People have hurt the animals and animals in the tundra biome. People can save the Tundra by picking up trash so we won't pollute the soil, ground water, and air. We have earth day so that can help us to not pollute soil,ground water and air. We can block of certain areas so humans can't destroy plants and flowers. We can find a alternative resources in stead of using oil.