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alpine tundra

noun
1.
a tundra that is treeless because of high elevation rather than high latitude.
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  • Wolverines prefer alpine tundra and mountain forest habitats that are not frequented by humans.
  • The ridgeline of the hills in this area is fairly wide and covered with alpine tundra vegetation in many areas.
  • The landscape is composed of alpine tundra, high lake basins and glacial river valleys.
  • Occasionally, lichens are also found on alpine tundra slopes.
  • If you keep going up, you'll emerge on the alpine tundra.
  • Look for them on beaches, in alpine tundra, and in lush subalpine meadows.
  • alpine tundra occurs in the mountainous areas at higher elevations.
  • The mix of prairie, forest, and alpine tundra creates a high diversity of plants and animals.

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