Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 3, The Biosphere - 3.1 - What is Ecology? - 3.1 Assessment - Page 68: 2b

Answer

Biotic factors are organisms, which often rely on an environment for shelter and certain weather patterns for their niche. Both the environment and the weather are abiotic, thus being nonliving. While biotic factors are living factors and abiotic factors are nonliving factors and are thus different, both can affect an ecosystem and serve to balance nature.

Work Step by Step

Biotic factors are organisms, which often rely on an environment for shelter and certain weather patterns for their niche. Both the environment and the weather are abiotic, thus being nonliving. While biotic factors are living factors and abiotic factors are nonliving factors and are thus different, both can affect an ecosystem and serve to balance nature.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.