Biotic and Abiotic environment

Hippopotami in the Kazinga Channel, Queen Eliz...

Hippopotami in the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda filedesc Hippopotami in the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Image taken 22 March 2004 by Robert Weinkove using Minolta Dynax 4 camera. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Biotic environment Consists of animal and plant communities. Therefore biotic is considered to be a living organism whether micro or non micro in size. These form a vital environment of organisms and are in constant situation with it. The plant community is known as flora and animal community is fauna.

 

The Abiotic Environment: These are non living components of an ecosystem. They are supposed to be natural.

 

Climatic elements of the atmosphere such as rainfall, light (isolation), temperature, Humidity air currents (wind) atmosphere pressure cloud cover.

 

Water bodies of all sizes and characteristics some are fresh water bodies other are marine (high salt condition) Characteristics include:

 

Water, temp, salinity currents/ waves e.t.c.

 

Edaphic (soil) factors, include soil structure, profile, texture, pH, temperature e.t.c.

 

 

Lithosphere (rock types) factors or land farms e.g. metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rocks and igneous rocks.

 

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