Abiotic & Biotic Factors
By: Abigail D.
What Is A Wildlife Biologist?
Wildlife Biologists study animal and wildlife and their interaction. They study their behavior, characteristics, and the impacts humans have on the environment.
- Earn about $57,710 every year
- They need at least a Bachelor’s Degree
- Work at any hour(s) depending on animal/species and in any environment.
What Does A Wildlife Biologist Do?
- Study and collect Biological Data.
- They study the characteristics of animals. EXAMPLE(S)= Movement, Habitat, Reproduction, Diseases, etc…..
- They observe and manage wildlife population.
- Share data. EXAMPLE(S)= Write Reports, Papers, and Articles. Presentations, etc…..
- Create conservation plans.
- Perform many experiments and tests.
Are There Special Things Wildlife Biologists Study And Do They Work With Others?
Working With Others
Wildlife Biologists usually work in teams including Scientists and Technicians. Example: Environmental Scientists and Hydrologists to work with fish.
There are different types of Wildlife Biologists that study specific species:
Cetologists: Study Marine Mammals
Ichthyologists: Study Wild Fish
Entomologists: Study Insects
Herpetologists: Study Reptiles and Amphibians
Mammalogists: Study Mammals
Ornithologists: Study Birds
Microbiologists: Study just Microbes.
Ecologists: Study ecosystems.
Evolutionary Biologists: Study origins of species. Also changes in generation with characteristics.
There are also some Wildlife Biologists that study animals based on where they live:
Limnologists: Study freshwater organisms.
Marine Biologists: Study saltwater organisms.
Terrestrial Biologists: Study land organisms. (Including Plants and Microbes)
Abiotic and Biotic
What Is Abiotic and Biotic?
Abiotic: Non-Living (Water, Sunlight, Air, Rocks, Soil, etc.....)
Biotic: Living (Animals, Fungi, Bacteria, Plants, etc.....)
How does studying Animals and Wildlife have to do with Abiotic and Biotic Factors?
When they study animals and wildlife, they also track their habitat (especially with Animals).
Let’s use a Squirrel as an example:
Also noting other things like ‘What type of trees’, because some trees and plants can only be found in some places, or ‘What type of plants’ (Wildlife) help understand where a Squirrel may be located other than where you tracked it.
Separating it into Biotic and Abiotic also tells you important roles. Abiotic helps Biotic and practically shapes an ecosystem. So understanding an animals habitat or the ecosystem that it is in helps you understand an animals characteristics, which is what Wildlife Biologists do!
What Is The Importance Of Abiotic And Biotic?
Everything On Earth
Abiotic | Biotic
It practically splits everything on Earth in half. Without this, it could take a lot more time to try and classify something. Each factor need each other, because if one factor did not have the other, the ecosystem could just fall apart and animals and wildlife could become extinct.
Do We Need Abiotic And Biotic?
- Abiotic factors are important because they support everything in our ecosystem.
- If one factor is removed, the whole ecosystem will be changed.
- Abiotic helps Biotic organisms to survive.
- ALL BIOTIC ORGANISMS NEEDS AT LEAST ONE ABIOTIC ORGANISM.
- For example, like in the video, plants need the sun (abiotic) and water (abiotic) and the plant releases and takes in abiotic organisms (Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen).
- Most/all animals (including Humans) need water and oxygen, which is produced by plants.
-There is actually a special type of Abiotic Factor that is called Limiting Factor.
- Keep the population in an ecosystem at a certain level.
- It can limit the type/amount of organisms in a certain ecosystem.
- Limiting Factors are=
- (Sometypes) Food