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tundra

a vegetation type typical of arctic and antarctic zones, consisting of lichens, grasses, sedges and dwarf woody plants.
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As a result, glaciers are shrinking, the permafrost is thawing, shrubs are encroaching on the arctic tundra, and invasive species are finding the climate more suitable.
The expansion of widespread generalist predators into the Arctic tundra is one of the ongoing trends in changes affecting terrestrial Arctic ecosystems (Ims et al.
Audi AG, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG (Xetra: VW), is planning to build an ice track on Arctic Tundra Wetlands, according to a land use application.
The endless ice and arctic tundra of this vast country make up the backdrop of this unusual race, in which runners pass glacier tongues, moraine landscapes and the soundless, arctic desert.
The students then hope to be able to retrieve the machine from the Arctic tundra, but if they cannot track it down they will have measurements to take back to the university campus in Gibbet Hill, Coventry.
She spent several years conducting months worth of field research on the Arctic tundra, and worked in collaboration with Hope Bay Mining Ltd, Golder Associates Ltd and local Inuit.
The origin of the cold-adapted Pleistocene megafauna has usually been sought either in the arctic tundra or in the cool steppes elsewhere.
The Summer Dog Sledding on Wheels fly-by tour in Longyearbyen, Norway offers guests the chance to be pulled through the Arctic Tundra by a pack of huskies.
It's now on a par with the methane being released from the Arctic tundra, which is considered to be one of the major sources of methane in the Northern Hemisphere,' Shakhova said.
In this action-packed adventure platformer, Smurfs fans of all ages get the chance to dive into the magical Smurfs Village and relive moments from the feature film, taking in sights from New York City to Paris and the Arctic Tundra to the Lava Jungle.
Their numbers can shift dramatically from year to year because their breeding success relies heavily on a number of wildly variable factors including the timing of spring vernal pools on the Arctic tundra.
The only arctic tundra in the United States is the North Slope of Alaska.