Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Map


Animals

Herbivore









  • Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)
  • Musk Oxen (Ovibos moschatus)
  • Moose (Alces alces)
  • Elk (Cervus elaphus)
  • Mountain Goat (Cervus elaphus)
  • Pika (Ochotona princeps)
  • Lemming (Lemmus lemmus)
  • Arctic Hare (Lepus arcticus)










Carnivore










  • Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus)
  • Wolverine (Gulo gulo)
  • Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca)
  • Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)
  • Wolf (Canis lupus)
  • Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)
  • Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)










Omnivore










  • Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)





Adaptations










  • Thick fur, or feathers




  • Their fur, or feathers, change color during the summer (brown) and winter (white)




  • Thick layer of fat





Plants


  • Arctic Moss (Calliergon giganteum)

  • Arctic Willow (Salix arctica)

  • Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

  • Caribou Moss (Cladonia rangiferina)
  • Diamond-leaf Willow (Salix pulcha)

  • Labrador Tea (Rhododendron tomentosum)

  • Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

  • Tufted Saxifrage (Saxifraga cespitosa)

  • Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

  • Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)

  • Monkshood (Aconitum variegatum)

  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

  • Aster (Aster alpinus)

  • Arctic Poppy (Papaver radicatum)

  • Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus)


Adaptations



  • Dormancy

  • Retain old leaves, for nutrition

  • Protective covering

Food Chain















Weather

Temperature
  • Summer: 54 to 32 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • Winter:(-20) to (-30) Degrees Fahrenheit

    Precipitation
  • 6 to 10 Inches per Year

Decomposers



  • Fungi

  • Mushrooms

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