Arctic Ecosystems: Impact of Voles and Lemmings on Shrubs

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What is the effect of evergreen shrubs on warming and carbon release?

They reduce warming and carbon release

What happens to rare plant species in the arctic due to climate change?

They become more rare

What is the effect of caribou on permafrost?

They can increase permafrost thaw at high densities

What is the impact of lemming population fluctuations on the ecosystem?

It increases grazing pressure on shrubs

What is the result of herbivore exclusion on rare plant species?

It increases the population of rare species

What is the effect of caribou migration on the ecosystem?

It increases permafrost formation

What is the result of snow geese overgrazing vegetation?

Reduction in arthropod communities

What is the effect of grizzly bears digging on the ecosystem?

Increase in ecosystem heterogeneity

What is the relationship between flower colour and pollinators in glaciated regions?

High abundance of white and yellow flowers are pollinated by flies

What is the effect of arctic foxes on vegetation?

Increase in soil nutrients

What is the result of carnivores and arctic plants interacting through biopedturbation?

Increase in ecosystem heterogeneity

What is the impact of higher snow on den sites of arctic foxes?

Higher insulation

What is one of the consequences of shrub encroachment onto tundra?

Reduced biodiversity

What is a characteristic of plant-animal interactions in the Arctic?

Low diversity of species

What is the impact of caribou on deciduous shrubs in the Arctic?

Reduction in shrub density

What is a consequence of grazing pressure on rare species?

Extinction

What is a factor influencing permafrost formation and caribou migration?

Soil temperature

What is a characteristic of herbivory in the Arctic?

Low plant defense

Explore the intricate relationships between Microtine, shrubs, and the Arctic ecosystem. Learn how voles and lemmings affect dwarf shrubs, and how this impacts permafrost and rare plant species. Test your knowledge of the delicate balance of this unique ecosystem.

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