The abiotic, or non-living, factors that affect an ecosystem include the local temperature, light intensity, geology and presence of pollutants. Additionally, factors such as the pH of the soil and the types of gases tha... More »

Abiotic factors are non-living things or conditions that affect or influence ecosystems and the organisms within the ecosystems. Abiotic factors play a huge role in which organisms survive in an environment, according to... More » Science Biology

The biotic factors in an ecosystem are physio-chemical or nonliving parts of an environment, while abiotic factors are living components of an environment. More »

Fertilizer ranks toward the top of the list when it comes to pollutants that have harmful effects on aquatic ecosystems by adding chemicals and disrupting ecosystem functions. They do considerable amounts of damage in sh... More »

Some of the dynamic processes that can occur within an ecosystem are flooding, temperature changes, vegetation growth, invasions by non-native species and human intervention. In riparian ecosystems, such as floodplains, ... More » Science Biology

Biotic factors of a pond include all living organisms that make up the pond ecosystem. The biotic factors can be split into different trophic levels, such as autotrophs, heterotrophs, and saprotrophs, depending on their ... More »

Biotic factors are the living things that make up an ecosystem, while abiotic factors are the nonliving elements that affect an ecosystem and the living things that are a part of it. Biotic and abiotic factors interact c... More » Science Biology