Abiotic and biotic factors make up the world around you. They influence ecosystems and together they determine the survival and growth of an organism and the productivity of the ecosystem in which the organism lives. The term abiotic means non-living, or never having lived. Examples of abiotic factors would include gold, rock, bicycle, brick, cement, sun, soil, water, wind, and temperature. The term biotic means living or having lived. Examples of biotic factors would include a frog, a leaf, a dead tree, or a piece of wood.
Abiotic Factor: An abiotic factor is a physical, or nonliving, factor that shapes an ecosystem. Examples are:
Biotic Factor: A biotic factor is a biological influence on organisms within an ecosystem. Examples are: