What are examples of biotic and abiotic factors?

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2014-10-16 21:35:38

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.

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