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Abiotic Factor

Any factor or component that may be found in a living system which may be required by or is integral to the system, but is not itself capable of life, e.g., physical factors, including light, temperature, atmospheric gases, and inorganic chemicals, and geological factors, such as rocks and minerals.

abiotic factor

any contribution to the ENVIRONMENT or ecosystem that is of a nonliving nature, e.g. climate, pH.
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The book opens by introducing the Lovelock Gaia hypothesis and motivating glacier science as a major abiotic component of the homeostatic planetary system.
As a result, the degree to which the riparian-upland edge influenced soil-surface temperatures indicates that the abiotic component may ultimately reduce habitat availability during the heat of the day.
The following abiotic components were monthly monitored, from October 2007 to October 2008: dissolved oxygen (in percentage) measured using a YSI52 Oximeter; turbidity, analysed with the aid of a portable 2100P Turbidimeter; temperature (in Celsius); electrical conductivity (in [micro]S) obtained by using a YSI30 conductivity meter.
conservation / maintenance / restoration of habitats and species, assess the condition of abiotic components of the environment, development and implementation of plans / strategies / programs management / security / control / fire device protected areas.
In the remaining grades are mentioned abiotic components, mutual influence of abiotic and biotic as well as the Humans being referred as a structural component of the ecosystem.
Uptake of silver from large silver deposits on biotic and abiotic components of the closest lothic system: Felent Stream, Turkey.
The opening chapter reminds us of the intricate network of biotic and abiotic components on our planet as well as the challenges we face in our capacity to produce food and use energy.
Will the abiotic components of mound soil change once ants relocate?
Ecological research at the ecosystem level looks at the biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems and their interaction, with a particular focus on functional processes, and ecological mechanisms that maintain the structure and services produced by natural and androgenic ecosystems.
By drawing attention to the value of society's understanding of the processes responsible for landscape development as it contributes to an aesthetic appreciation of nature, as well as for practical applications such as mitigating geohazards, this term provides a useful overture to encourage public awareness of the origin, evolution and significance of the abiotic components of our planet.
Differences in the responses of dominant salt marsh species to the invasion can be influenced by many other factors than abiotic components of habitats.
Two abiotic components, embankment slope and pH, were examined as possible variables influencing successful B.