One Biome at a Time

Traveling the World

Traveling the World

 

 

One Biome at a Time

By: Brittany Smith

 

 

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Location

 COVERS 1/5 OF THE EARTH

 

 

FOUND IN THE ARTIC CIRCLE (THE CIRCLE AROUND THE NOTH POLE)

Animals

Animals in the tundra have special adaptations to help them survive the harsh cold weather. Most animals have grown long thick hair to help keep them warm and color changeing coats to help them camophlage throughout the changeing seasons. 

Tundra plants have adapted to the cold harsh climates by growing close to the ground with hairy stems to keep them warm.

Plants

 

Strong winds and low percipitation

ABIOTIC FACTORS

Poorly developed soil

Short, soggy summers and long, cold, dark winters

People are afraid that these industries and the growing population are going to ruin this fragile ecosystem.

Despite the cold harsh enviroment, people are moveing to the tundra to work in the mining and oil industries.

Humans

Towns and roads have been built to meet the growing population

LOCATION

Located in the northern hemesphire, near the suthern border of the Artic Tundra

Largest land biome on earth

ANIMALS

Many also produce an isulateing layer of fur or feathers, many of times which is white to keep them warm and help them to hide from preditors.

Some species move to warmer climates as the cold settels in or hibernateing. 

Most animals live in the forest during the winter to be sheltered by the vegitation.

 

Bald Eagle

 

Bobcat

 

Canadian Lynx

 

Gray Wolf

 

Grizzly Bear

 

Long-Eared Owl

 

River Otter

 

 

 

 

Plants adaptated their shape, leaf type, root system, and color to allow themselves to grow in the cold climates.

Very little plant veriety, because of cold climate.

Plants

Abiotic Factors

Soil contains permafrost, and is not very fertil.

Long cold winters and short wet summers.

Tempteures are very low, and below freezing for 6 months out of the year, with steady percipitation throughout the year.

HUMANS

Increase in population, causing more hunting in the area.

The biggest threat is deforestation, causeing a disruption to habitates.

LOCATION

Gasslands are also known as preries

Found all over North American and Africa.

ANIMALS

Most of these animals are Herbivores

PLANTS

ABIOTIC FACTORS

Unfertal soil, very dusty, not good for growing

Cold frozen winters, and hot dry summers

Very little percipitation year around.

HUMANS

Development of urban areas is increasingly cutting into grassland habitat

Continued global warming could turn current marginal grasslands into deserts as rainfall patterns change.

Very scatered, found all over the globe

LOCATION

ANIMALS

Some animals hibernate trew the winter

Must be able to adapt to changeing seasons

PLANTS

Known for the deciduous tree, that looses its leaves right before winter and grows them back in the spring

ABIOTIC FACTORS

Very fertile soil, but can only suport vegitation through certian months

Lots of percipitation, all year long

Four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

HUMANS

Deforestation, causing habitat lost and decreased biodeversity.

Much of deciduous forests has become cities and housing developments.

LOCATION

Found in very small areas on all continates.

ANIMALS

Able to survive with very little water

PLANTS

Many plants have oil in there leaves to protect them from fire

Many plants have leathery leaves, to prevent waterloss

ABIOTIC FACTORS

Hot, Dry Summers,and cold moist winters

Periodic Fires

Nutrient-poor soil

HUMANS

A large numder of people have moved into this biome, especially in California

The main concern is fires, because of the dry climate.

LOCATION

One fith of the world is covered by desets

Some have changed leafe size to reduce water loss and have glossy leves to refelct the suns rays

PLANTS

These plants have adapted to being able to store water, in stems, roots, leves, and fruits

ABIOTIC FACTORS

Deserts are defined by very low amounts of percipitation

Often very high wind speeds

Soil is usaualy rich in nutrients

Chemicals from gold mining, are posining animals. 

HUMANS

Increased tempeters because of global warming, cause fires, that change the biome and the plants liveing in it.

Oil and gas production desterb the fragil habitat

LOCATIONS

Found in the southern hemisphere, mostlyin africa

In the winter or dry season the temepters drop but it never gets really cold.

Soil  especially in the dry season is very un firtal and many grasses and shrubs will die off

ABIOTIC FACTORS

The savana is wam all year round with very little percipitation i the dry months.

The colection of  fruits and seeds, is causing a food shortage fr the animals that live there.

HUMANS

Grazing of demestic animals are causing issues for the wld herbavors of the land

Fires being lit to close to savanas in conjunction with high winds cause man made fires, killing the population of plant life.

Poching of wild life causeing the number of species to decrease.

LOCATION

Found near the equator

PLANTS

Most plants grow on trees to take advantage of the sunlight that makes it through the canopy

ABIIOTIC FACTORS

Hot and moist climate, all year around

Hevy consistent percipitation all year around

HUMANS

Deforestation is the biggest effect, takeing trees to make room for cattle and croups. THis will soon deplete the rain forsest so much, that the native species there will not be able to survive

LOCATION

Mostly found in high mountain areeas

ANIMALS

These animals have thick wool like coats to allow them to be in the consistent cold tempetures

PLANTS

Plants grow low to the ground, to avoid strong winds and have fuz of wax covered leaves, to protecte them

ABIOTIC FACTORS

Very low percipitation, strong winds and unfirtal soil, much like that of the tundra

HUMANS

CIties we are building for things such as ski resorts are pushing animals out, as well as hunting these animals decreases there numbers, and mining in these mountains disrupts the habitat

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