The Arctic Tundra. Baffin Island Lowland Plains. Table Of Contents. 1: Biome Summary 2: Ecosystems within the Biome 3: Food Web 4: Introduction 5: Threats and Solution 6: Affects by Humans 7: Communities Interaction within the ecosystem
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Most of the Arctic Tundra that is located in Canada is in the North West Territories, Nunavut and a small portion of the very north of Quebec.Biome: Arctic Tundra
The tundra includes many kinds of animal life such as Polar bears, arctic fox, wolves, and caribou that all live in this biome.
Within the tundra there is also Fresh and Salt water which takes up the majority of the animal population in the Arctic Tundra there are many types of fish in the water and many types of whales such as the Narwhale, Beluga, and Bowhead whales.
It is the size of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas combined which is pretty big.
The Tundra has the Physical features of Lowland Plains, water, and mountains/ Glaciers.
The lowland plains are surrounded by mountain and glaciers and throughout the lowlands there are many rivers that flow through during the summer and the cause of this is of melting glaciers.
The Baffin Island lowlands include some important characteristics which causes it to be different from many other biomes and the reasons are because of extremely cold climate, low biotic diversity, simple vegetation structure, limitation of drainage, short season of growth and reproduction, energy and nutrients in the form of dead organic material, and large population oscillations.
Global warming is affecting many organisms within the Arctic tundra because many animals that rely on ice to help them survive, for example polar bears like to rest on ice when they are swimming but if the ice is melting then its hard for them to rest on it because it will just break.
From global warming animals might want to leave the ecosystem and go further north and this Is huge because if this happens the food chain will be ruined because if they are the prey then the predators would not have enough food and then that species can become endangered and then another species population will rise rapidly and won’t stay sustainable.
Lately communities within the ecosystem have been not able to put there garbage anywhere because they don’t have a dump to put it so over the last couple of years they’ve had to burn their garbage which is polluting the area and is a major reason for melting ice.
Hunting is a necessary way of life in the northern communities. However, hunting animals just for sport can endanger different types of species.
Killing arctic species is a problem but people in northern communities need food and clothing to stay warm because these families have to be self sufficient.
We can all help reduce climate change in the arctic tundra and everywhere else in the world by just making a few simple changes our lives.
In conclusion I think that the threats towards the Baffin Island lowland are very harmful but we can do something about it which is very helpful.