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Tundra

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A type of ecosystem dominated by lichens, mosses, grasses, and woody plants.

Tundra is found at high latitudes (arctic tundra) and high altitudes (alpine tundra).

Arctic tundra is underlain by permafrost and is usually [water] saturated.

Source: ACIA  Glossary

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Tundra landscape in North America
Tundra landscape in North America

Source: Hintz Inuvik run 

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GreenFacts Summary on Arctic Climate Change

  • 4.1 How will vegetation zones shift?
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