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 An Energy Pyramid in the Tundra Biome

     The tundra is a challenging environment, and the short growing season limits plant growth. The tundra produces only 600 Kilocalories per square meter per year for the herbivores to eat. Here is a diagram of the energy available at teach trophic level.

a food pyramid

     You can see how much energy per square meter is available at each trophic level.

The food chain here supports only three trophic levels because carnivores have to cover a lot of ground to find enough to eat.

What Does This Mean? Construction Continues --

 

A Food Web in the Tundra Biome

The Tundra Biome

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