FOUND IN THE ARTIC CIRCLE (THE CIRCLE AROUND THE NOTH POLE)
Tundra plants have adapted to the cold harsh climates by growing close to the ground with hairy stems to keep them warm.
Strong winds and low percipitation
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.
Towns and roads have been built to meet the growing population
Located in the northern hemesphire, near the suthern border of the Artic Tundra
Largest land biome on earth
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.
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.
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.
Increase in population, causing more hunting in the area.
The biggest threat is deforestation, causeing a disruption to habitates.
Gasslands are also known as preries
Found all over North American and Africa.
Most of these animals are Herbivores
Unfertal soil, very dusty, not good for growing
Cold frozen winters, and hot dry summers
Very little percipitation year around.
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
Some animals hibernate trew the winter
Must be able to adapt to changeing seasons
Known for the deciduous tree, that looses its leaves right before winter and grows them back in the spring
Very fertile soil, but can only suport vegitation through certian months
Lots of percipitation, all year long
Four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Deforestation, causing habitat lost and decreased biodeversity.
Much of deciduous forests has become cities and housing developments.
Found in very small areas on all continates.
Able to survive with very little water
Many plants have oil in there leaves to protect them from fire
Many plants have leathery leaves, to prevent waterloss
Hot, Dry Summers,and cold moist winters
A large numder of people have moved into this biome, especially in California
The main concern is fires, because of the dry climate.
One fith of the world is covered by desets
Mostly cold blooded animals
Some have changed leafe size to reduce water loss and have glossy leves to refelct the suns rays
These plants have adapted to being able to store water, in stems, roots, leves, and fruits
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.
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
Found in the southern hemisphere, mostlyin africa
Trees have large trunks for storing water, and other plants turn bron to keep moister in.
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
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.
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.
The majorety of animals have adapted to live in trees, becaus they take up most of the space in the forest
Most plants grow on trees to take advantage of the sunlight that makes it through the canopy
Hot and moist climate, all year around
Hevy consistent percipitation all year around
Mostly found in high mountain areeas
These animals have thick wool like coats to allow them to be in the consistent cold tempetures
Very low percipitation, strong winds and unfirtal soil, much like that of the tundra
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