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TundraIn physical geography, tundra is an area where tree growth is hindered by low temperatures, short growing seasons, and low precipitation. The term tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturia, which means treeless plain.
There are two types of tundra: arctic tundra and alpine tundra. In both of these types, the dominant vegetation is grasses, mosses, and lichens. Trees do not grow in the tundra. The ecotone (or ecological boundary region) between the tundra and the forest is known as the timberline or treeline.
There are various types of habitat in a tundra, including:
Notable animals in the arctic tundra include:oil and uranium. In recent time this has begun to change, and in Russia and other parts of the world the tundra is being ever more subjected to human interference.
Notable animals in the alpine tundra include:
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