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The Arctic ­ Large case study
Three sections
1. Detail on all areas 2. Notes that summaries areas (begins at word `overview') 3. Case studies



Biomes and Biodiversity
Definition
-- "Biodiversity" means the variability among living organisms from all sources
including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems and…

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3.2% of the world's gold production comes from the
Arctic. -- Diamonds-- Arctic Russia produces 21% of the global gem--quality
diamonds, while almost 15% of the world production is now being extracted
from northern Canada. -- Oil -- About 10% of the global oil production and 25%
of the global…

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-- Animals: 27% of Marine mammals, 1% of terrestrial mammals, 15% of
marine birds, 10% of lichens.


Biomes
-- The Arctic contains three terrestrial biomes and one marine ecosystem.
o Boreal forest (also know as taiga) o Tundra o Polar deserts o The Arctic
Ocean
Boreal forests
-- Outline
o…

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seeds grow inside protective, woody cones.
Evergreen. o Conifers have adapted to survive the long, cold winters
and short summers of the taiga. Their needles contain very little sap, which
helps prevent freezing.

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o Taigas have few native plants besides conifers. The soil of the taiga has few
nutrients. It can also freeze, making it difficult for many plants to take root. The
larch is one of the only deciduous trees able to survive in the freezing northern
taiga. o Shrubs and flowers,…

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protected by the restrictions of the Soviet Forest Ministry, but with the collapse
of the Union, the restrictions regarding trade with Western nations have
vanished. o Clear--cutting is the most popular type of logging in taigas.

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The Arctic ­ Large case study
Three sections
1. Detail on all areas 2. Notes that summaries areas (begins at word `overview') 3. Case studies



Biomes and Biodiversity
Definition
-- "Biodiversity" means the variability among living organisms from all sources
including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems and…

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3.2% of the world's gold production comes from the
Arctic. -- Diamonds-- Arctic Russia produces 21% of the global gem--quality
diamonds, while almost 15% of the world production is now being extracted
from northern Canada. -- Oil -- About 10% of the global oil production and 25%
of the global…

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-- Animals: 27% of Marine mammals, 1% of terrestrial mammals, 15% of
marine birds, 10% of lichens.


Biomes
-- The Arctic contains three terrestrial biomes and one marine ecosystem.
o Boreal forest (also know as taiga) o Tundra o Polar deserts o The Arctic
Ocean
Boreal forests
-- Outline
o…

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seeds grow inside protective, woody cones.
Evergreen. o Conifers have adapted to survive the long, cold winters
and short summers of the taiga. Their needles contain very little sap, which
helps prevent freezing.

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o Taigas have few native plants besides conifers. The soil of the taiga has few
nutrients. It can also freeze, making it difficult for many plants to take root. The
larch is one of the only deciduous trees able to survive in the freezing northern
taiga. o Shrubs and flowers,…

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protected by the restrictions of the Soviet Forest Ministry, but with the collapse
of the Union, the restrictions regarding trade with Western nations have
vanished. o Clear--cutting is the most popular type of logging in taigas.

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