Tundra Biome Research Paper

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Tundra Biome According to our textbook by Sylvia S. Mader, community is an “assemblage of populations interacting with one another in the same environment.” Humans live in the tundra biome, which is a good definition for this particular ecosystem. People have to dress well and very warm. There are small and large communities in this region, and the small communities have stores, schools, and churches; those who live in the larger communities will have places for people to go if someone ends up getting sick (www.aitc.sk.ca). Tundra comes from tunturia, a Finnish word identified by a plain of land in which has no trees. The tundra has seven characteristics, which consists of an extremely low climate, a low biotic diversity and simple structure of vegetation, not enough drainage, short growing and reproduction season, dead organic material as energy and nutrients, and large population oscillations. This biome can be split into two types, which are the arctic tundra and alpine tundra (www.ucmp.berkeley.edu), and snow geese, bar-tailed godwits, arctic loons, lapland longspurs, and golden plovers can be found in both tundras (www.adfg.alaska.gov). The arctic tundra is located in…show more content…
Alpine tundra has a 180-day growing season, and it is usually below freezing at night. The soil here is well-drained, unlike in the arctic. The alpine and arctic tundras have the same plants, but the alpine tundra has tussock grasses, dwarf trees, small-leafed shrubs, and heaths. Animals such as mammals, birds, and insects are located in the alpine tundra and adapt to the altitude. Mammals that can be found in the area are pikas, marmots, mountain goats, sheep, and elk. Grouselike birds can be spotted also. Springtails, beetles, grasshoppers, and butterflies are insects that live in the alpine tundra area
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