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Tundra is characterized by:(A) trees such as beech, maple, and oak (B) high...

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joemauv1 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 23, 2011 at 4:55 PM via web

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Tundra is characterized by:

(A) trees such as beech, maple, and oak

(B) high biodiversity

(C) barrenness

(D) a short growing season following rainfall

(E) none of the above

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aimeefarnum | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted August 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM (Answer #1)

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I would answer E, none of the above.  There are two types of tundra:  alpine and arctic.  Both have low biodiversity, cold climates, simple vegetation, and a very short growing season.  That being said, the growing season does not necessarily rely on rainfall, it may just have ice melt.

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