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Notes biotic abiotic factors

  1. 1. Notes: Biotic and Abiotic Factors (page 4)
  2. 2. Definitions• Ecology = The study of interactions between organisms and their environment
  3. 3. Definitions• Ecology = The study of interactions between organisms and their environment• Environment = An organism’s surroundings, including living and non-living factors
  4. 4. Definitions• Ecology = The study of interactions between organisms and their environment• Environment = An organism’s surroundings, including living and non-living factors• Habitat = The area inhabited by a particular species
  5. 5. Biotic and Abiotic Factors• Biotic factors = All the living organisms that are part of an environment
  6. 6. Biotic and Abiotic Factors• Biotic factors = All the living organisms that are part of an environment• Abiotic factors = Non-living chemical and physical factors in the environment (for example: temperature, light, water, and nutrients)
  7. 7. Output activity (pg 5)• Make 2 columns, labeled “biotic” and “abiotic”• List at least 5 biotic and 5 abiotic factors that affect you daily
  8. 8. Limiting factors (pg 4)• Limiting factor = The biotic or abiotic factor that limits the survival and productivity of an organism
  9. 9. • Limiting factor = The biotic or abiotic factor that limits the survival and productivity of an organism• Example: Limiting factors for plants In the desert = Water In the rainforest = Light or herbivores

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