Abiotic Factor-a nonliving condition or thing, as climate orhabitat, that influences or affects an ecosystemand the organisms in it

Biotic factor-a living thing, as an animal or plant, thatinfluences or affects an ecosystem.


  1. An ecosystem is a community of living organisms (plants, animals and microbes) in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system.

Habitat-the natural environment of an organism; placethat is natural for the life and growth of anorganism.

Organism-1.a form of life composed of mutuallyinterdependent parts that maintain various vitalprocesses.

Population-the number or body of inhabitants in a placebelonging to a specific social, cultural,socioeconomic, ethnic, or racial subgroup:

Community-a social group of any size whose members residein a specific locality, share government, and oftenhave a common cultural and historical heritage.

Classification-Biology. the assignment of organisms to groupswithin a system of categories distinguished bystructure, origin, etc. The usual series ofcategories is phylum (or, especially in botany,division), class, order, family, genus, species, andvariety.

Taxonomy-the science or technique of classification.