Sign in or
picture from dino olivieri on Flickr
Mountain Environmental Zones:
Biomes of the World - Mountains, published 1999 by Grolier Educational, Canbury, CT
Highest altitude there is continuous snow. There is no vegetation present.
Above the timber line there is no more trees just meadows of grasses and wild flowers with an occasional small shrub. Right below the timber line are coniferous trees that are spread out.
As you move downward there is a coniferous forest with cone trees like firs and pines.
In the middle latitudes, at the base to part way up the mountains there are broad leaved forests with beech and ash trees or in warmer climates toward the equator a tropical rain forest is present.
by Ian BC North on Flickr by OneofThem on Flickr by hectorthebat on Flickr.
Animals of the Mountains:
by polandeze on Flickr
| Mountain Hare|
by santanartist on Flickr
| Mountain Goats|
by ahisgett on Flickr
by artct45 on Flickr
| Mountain Lions|
by stoichiometry on Flickr
| Rattle Snake|
by jeff k on Flickr
| Alpine Marmots|
by mape_s on Flickr
| Bighorn Sheep|
Plant of the Mountains:
by James Gordon on Flickr
| Mountain Chaparral|
photo by jarrodamoore on Flickr
| Mount Cook Lily|
by vuturistic on Flickr
by Martin Labar on Flickr
| Mountain Ash Fruit|
by Maggie T on Flickr
| Indian Paintbrush|
A diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an ecosystem.
This photo is John M. Owens at the University of Florida.
The Food Web starts with grass.
The grass will be eaten by herbivores witch gives them energy.
In the end the carnivores and omnivores eat the herbivores.
And this Food Web continues.
Conservation Problems: Mountains are suffering from logging issues. People are cutting the trees down and this is hurting the plant and animal life in many national parks. Without plant cover, erosion has become a problem as soil runs down the mountain. To prevent this we need to stop the logging on steep mountain sides where soil can just run off. As we log off mature trees, we need to immediately replant new trees. Also you could start up an Alpine Mountain Club - cleaning operation. Mountains have become a big area for tourism, which creates jobs and improves living standards for many people in that area, but there are many disadvantages. Environmental disadvantages because of tourism, are mountain areas have been polluted from traffic and from people littering.
Questions (help for all the questions):
- What is a mountain?
- How are mountains formed?
- what are the five basic mountains?
- What is the tallest mountain in the world?
- What is the longest mountain rang in the world?
- What is special about the Himalayas?
- Where are the fourteen mountains on earth that are higher than 8,000 meter (26,457 feet) above sea level?
- What are some two major environmental problems occurring in mountain areas?
- How do many herbivores deal with seasonal changes in temperature?
- What is the timber line?
Page Made By:
Latest page update: made by janscali1
, Nov 23 2012, 11:12 AM EST
(about this update
About This Update
Because its a boring name!
No content added or deleted.
- complete history)
Keyword tags: ilrhtgiu
More Info: links to this page
|Started By||Thread Subject||Replies||Last Post|
|13romtay||good job!||0||May 15 2008, 9:57 AM EDT by 13romtay|
|13matkat||what to finish up on mountains||2||May 1 2008, 11:07 AM EDT by 13endbai|
Thread started: Apr 29 2008, 10:12 AM EDT Watch
Amanda & Jessica,
would you guys please finish plant information. Dont worry about the pictures i have mountain pictures from a vacation. If you could find information and put it on a word document that would be great! We also have to finish conservation problems and solutions. I think that is all we have to do then we are done!
|13matkat||biome wiki||0||May 1 2008, 9:55 AM EDT by 13matkat|
Showing 3 of 6 threads for this page - view all