What are examples of biotic and abiotic factors?
The term biotic means living or having lived. Examples of biotic
factors would include a frog, a leaf, a dead tree, or a piece of
wood. The term abiotic means non-living, or never having lived.
Examples of abiotic factors would include air, water, soil,
sunlight, temperature, and climate.
Abiotic factors are essentially non-living components that
effect the living organisms of the community.
When an ecosystem is barren and unoccupied, new organisms
colonizing the environment rely on favorable environmental
conditions in the area to allow them to successfully live and
These environmental factors are abiotic factors. When a variety
of species are present in such an ecosystem, the consequent actions
of these species can affect the lives of fellow species in the
area, these factors are deemed biotic factors.
Biotic factors : Animals, trees, bacteria, etc. Abiotic factors :
Water, Air, Sun, rocks, etc. Biotic factors are living things and
Abiotic factors are non-living things.