The Mountain  Ecosystem

Mountain lands provide a diverse array of habits where a large number of animals a plant species can be found. At higher altitudes these harsh environmental conditions usually prevail, and only tree less vegetation can usually survive these harsh conditions.On lower slopes is commonly covered with coniferous forest.  Animals that live there have thick fur coats to keep them warm in the winter months.  

Abiotic Factors

  • Temperature are  usually below freezing. If you go up a mountain every 1000 meters the temperature would drop by 10°, for example if you start on the mountain at sea level at 30°C and go up 1000 meters the temperature will be 20°C.
  • Precipitin if you go up a mountain every 1000 meters the temp would drop by 10 degrees.
  • Seasons are very long winters and short summers. Summer usually lasts from June to September at about 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. In the winter it goes from October to May at below freezing temperatures.
  • The Altitude depends on whether it is alpine tundra or arctic tundra.
    The alpine tundra is at the altitude of 10,000 feet is right below the snow line of the mountains.
  • PH level is salinity in the soil

Biotic Factors

  • The biotic factors that contain the alpine tundra are living organisms that impact the growth, composition, and structure of the alpine e.g., insects, herbivores, humans. Also vegatation and symbiotic relationships.
  • Cougar: Carnivore, sexual produces
  • Black Bear: Omnivore, sexual producer
  • Golden eagle: Carnivore, sexual producer
  • Blue Bunting: Omnivore, Sexual producer
  • Black Swallowfell: Herbivore, Sexual producer

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