Biome: TUNDRA

Biome Overview:

TUNDRAS: Very low vegetation dominated by mosses and many lichens. Found at  extreme latitudes or elevations, where temperatures, snow cover, or exposure to wind prohibit the growth of trees. 

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Sub-Biomes:

Rocky Tundra: Usually free-draining tundra in polar regions. Often the soil cover is not complete

Example: Nearctic Rocky Tundra, Nome

 

Boggy Tundra: Drainage is impeded. Usually contains many very shallow ephemeral lakes caused by melting snow in summer.

Example: Nearctic Boggy Tundra, Barrow

 

Alpine Tundra: Usually free-draining tundra in high elevation region, above the treeline. Often the soil cover is not complete

Example: Paramo, Ecuador

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Latitudes and Precipitation Where this Biome Exists

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Typical Fauna in this Biome
Typical Biome Habitats