Water, soil, rock, deadwood and light are some of the nonliving things found in the jungle. Also called abiotic factors, these components influence the organisms that thrive in the jungle ecosystem.
Nonliving things, such a water and sunlight, are the primary sources of energy in the jungle biome. Aside from enabling plants to photosynthesize, the amount, intensity and length of sunlight in the jungle determine most of the organisms' rate of growth. Water is an essential abiotic component and all organisms in the jungle depend on it for survival. The soil carries nutrients and holds the plants and trees. Deadwood and rocks serve as secondary ecosystems for small organisms. When the deadwood tree decomposes and the rocks break down, they mix with the soil as organic fertilizers.