Mountains: A school project: Fun Fact

Fun Facts

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Many people die climbing a mountain, so you should climb one.

Did you know that mountains exist on every continent? Out of all of the countries in the world, 75% of them actually contain at least one mountain. About one fifth of the world is covered in mountains. The world’s longest mountain range is actually located under the sea and stretches over 40,389 miles!

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Mountains are also known as bigger hills… So… There is a mountain in spongebob…Wumbo?

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Another famous mountain

Mountains. A School Project: Human Impact

Humans have great impact on the ecosystems in a mountain.
The negative environmental effects of poorly managed tourism activities can include vegetation clearing and soil erosion, removal of scarce habitat, altering of critical landscapes and water flows, water and air pollution, and wildlife relocation or behavioral changes. Humans could also bring in invasive species which negatively impacts the ecosystem in a mountain. Also, the negative social impacts of poorly managed tourism can include disturbances from high levels and concentrations of visitor noise and activity, and reduced availability of scarce shared resources such as firewood, fish and fresh water. All this reduces the biodiversity of a mountain’s ecosystem. Also, humans use forests on mountains to graze their cattle, collect firewood, use mountains to grow plants that make tea etc. Global warming melts the snow on top of most mountains which ruins lives of animals that are adapted to the snow and use the snow as a advantage. Acid rain is another threat since it precipitates on mountains often.

Steps Humans Can Take to Lessen Impact:
-Plan ahead and prepare.
-Travel and camp on durable Surfaces.
-Dispose of waste properly.
-Leave what you find.
-Minimize campfire impacts.
-Respect wildlife.
-Be considerate of other visitors.

Mountains. A school Project: Plant&Animal Life

    Alpine region:

Plant life:
Skyline Blue Grass
Tufted Hair Grass
Spike Trisetum
Spreading Wheatgrass
Spike Wood-Rush

Animal life:
Badger
Bobcat
Chipmunk
Snowshoe Hare
Mountain Lion
Yellow-Bellied Marmot

    Subalpine region:

Plant life:
Fairy Slipper
Gentian
Lousewort
Colorado Blue Columbine
Sneezeweed
Twinflower

Animal life:
Mule Deer
Elk
Chickaree
Mountain Lion
Long Tailed Weasel
Meadow Vole.
Bushy Tailed Wood Rat

    Montane region:

Plant life:
Antelope Bitterbrush
Kinnikinnick
Common Juniper
Holly Grape
Wax Current
Big Sage
Rocky Mountain Juniper

Animal life:
Badger
Black Bear
Bobcat
Chipmunk
Yellow Bellied Marmot
Deer Mouse
Porcupine
Bighorn Sheep

Mountains. A School Project: Abiotic and Biotic

Biotic factors, just like in any ecosystem, interact with abiotic factors.

Biotic Factors
Biotic factors are living things such as plants and animals that interact with each other in their environments. Plants are the biotic factors that use abiotic factors such as Carbon Dioxide, Water, and Sunlight to create other abiotic factors for animals such as Oxygen. Plants also use abiotic factors to create useable energy for the rest of the food web.

Abiotic Factors
Abiotic factors are non-living things in an ecosystem that organisms interact with.

For example: An organism needs water to survive which is an abiotic factor.

Abiotic Factors Include and are not limited to
-Water -Oxygen -Temperature -The atmosphere -Shelter -Carbon Dioxide -Sunlight

Biotic Factors On A Mountain
-Marmots
-Squirrels
-Elk
-Mountain Goats
– Grizzly bears
– Cougar
-Large coniferous trees
Abiotic Factors On A Mountain
-Temperatures vary with elevation
-Cool summers
-Windy conditions
-Heavy precipitation
-Fast flowing rivers
-Rapid changes in altitude
interactions
Abiotic factors determine which biotic factors are found.
– common vegetation in one area may be scarce in another because of the different temperatures.

Abiotic factors may not be meant for everyone so consult your doctor if abiotic factors are right for you. If you are a yak and are watching this you should consult your doctor because one symptom of abiotic factors is sweating and understanding human language. Use abiotica as prescribed.

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Mountains. A school project: Biodiversity

Each zone on the mountain has biodiversity. Biodiversity is the variety of life in a particular habitat or ecosystem.

FOOTHILLS: Based on the amount of plants and animals found in the foothills, this area has the largest amount of biodiversity. There is a large range of animals and plants, which you can see in our posts on plants and animals.

MONTANE: While there are less plants and animals than in the foothills, there is still a large amount of species, giving a good amount of biodiversity.

SUBALPINE: This area is a lot like the montane, but with some different species. It has almost the same amount of biodiversity.

ALPINE: With little to no big trees, the frigid temperatures often only let small plants and almost no animals survive. This area has the least biodiversity.

OVERALL- mountains have a high biodiversity, except for the alpine.

Mountains. A school project: Animals

Many animals survive/live off the resource provided by this biome: mountains.

Some of the animals that are known to live off mountains are:

- Vultures
Can be found over the coast of Peru and Chili, and the Patagonian Steppe of Argentina.

- Chinchillas
Can be found in the Andies, Alpines regions.

- Llamas
Usually in South America, in countries such as: Argentina, Bolivia, Chili, and Peru

- Vicugna
Lives on the grassland plateaus of the andies mountains from Peru, Chili, Bolivia, and Argentina

- Mountain Goat
Can be found in the mountains of the northwestren regions of North America

- Snow leopard
Can be found in the Himalayan Alpines of Central Asia.

- Wild Yak
They live in Tibet and Central Asia but adapted to the Himalayan Alpine region.
Thats my yak.

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My llama says hi.