- In biology and ecology, abiotic components or, abiotic factors, are non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment that affect living organisms and the functioning of ecosystems.
- A biotic factor is any living component that affects another organism, including animals that consume the organism in question, and the living food that the organism consumes. Each biotic factorneeds energy to do work and food for proper growth. Biotic factorsinclude human influence.
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
- an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form.
all the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country."the island has a population of about 78,000"
- 1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common."Rhode Island's Japanese community."
- the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms.