Essays Tagged: "Abiotic component"


inhabit a given marine area continually react with, change, and are changed by the total biotic and abiotic environment. Light plays a vital role in the sea, since the producers require sunlight as th ... hytoplankton to the large animals of the sea.Density exerts profound effects on both the biotic and abiotic components of the sea. Many marine forms, both animal and plant, have developed unique life- ...

(12 pages) 186 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Effects of foreign species introduction on an ecosystem

higher death rates, and lower birth rates, which is an example of a lower biotic potential.Finally, abiotic factors may not be prepared for the new species introduction. If, for example, a forest has ... ich also utilizes the same material for its shelter. The rocks will be in short supply. They are an abiotic factor, without which, animals have no shelter. The animal which takes up the building suppl ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

An Ecosystem's Disturbance by a Pollutant

clude available resources (food, water, etc.), other members of the species of reproductive age and abiotic factors such as climate, terrain are all determinants of carrying capacity. This curve is dr ... clude available resources (food, water, etc.), other members of the species of reproductive age and abiotic factors such as climate, terrain are all determinants of carrying capacity. This curve is dr ...

(83 pages) 282 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

AP Environmental Science HW Chp4

earth in which living biotic organisms exist and interact with one another and with their nonliving abiotic environment.The sun is a middle-aged star whose energy lights and warms the plant. It suppor ... rsed into air or water molecules at a low temperature, and eventually back into space as heat.4. An abiotic component of an ecosystem is a nonliving component such as water, air nutrients, and solar e ...

(3 pages) 67 0 1.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

You are required to write up a report to present and evaluate the data collected on the excursion to long reef rock platform

lf ecosystem.Introduction:Long bay located on the southern side of long reef point has a variety of abiotic factors causes some organisms of the same species to not live with each other because they a ... dratUniversal indicatorDichotomous key foldersSalinity meterSample bottlesHand lensbucketMethods:A) Abiotic factors1) To measure the PH value of water, fill the sample bottle approximately 1/3 full wi ...

(3 pages) 49 1 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Ecology - An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere

lting climatic changes will affect geographic distributionC. Some environments of organisms include abiotic components, which are nonliving and physical factors (temp., light, water)D. Some environmen ... behavioral ways in which individual organisms meet the challenges posed by the way their biotic and abiotic environmentsC. Population ecology concentrates mainly on factors that affect how many indivi ...

(14 pages) 155 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Explain what is meant by the biosphere and ecological diversity and give examples of some major biomes

es together and is dependent on each other, that is, a global ecosystem composed of both biotic and abiotic components. The biotic part of the biosphere is all the plants and animals whilst the abioti ... ctioning of the biosphere. The diversity of ecosystems and the ever-present diversity of biotic and abiotic relationships that inherent in our biosphere is known as ecological diversity or ecosystem d ...

(8 pages) 58 1 2.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Fox River Ecosystem

ecies that live in the Fox River ecosystem. Also in the Fox River ecosystem there are things called abiotic organisms.There are lots of Abiotic organisms in this ecosystem too. Abiotic means the same ... ter, Wood planks on land, air, sun, rocks, and garbage in the water. There are more things that are abiotic than just these but the list would be too big to write. Many of these abiotic things interfe ...

(3 pages) 89 0 3.7 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Ecosystem Succession Paper

t successfulEcosystem communities without competitors. Naturally, they must be tolerant of the abiotic factors existing in the area. Growth rate and size at maturity may also affect success. Acti ... the continued success of the climax species and inhibit the recolonization by the early colonizers.Abiotic FactorsThe abiotic factors are those inert factors of the ecosystem, as the light, the tempe ...

(3 pages) 269 0 4.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Primary and Secondary Succession

Ecosystems are environments where biotic (living) organisms and abiotic (non-living) components interact together to create a functional, complex network of nutrien ... s to these questions.What is an Ecosystem?As stated above, an ecosystem is a place where biotic and abiotic components interact within their environment. Living parts of an ecosystem include animals a ... omponents of ecosystems include soil, sun, and weather conditions. Working together, the biotic and abiotic components cycle nutrients within the ecosystem. This is vital action because without nutrie ...

(4 pages) 82 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Types of Natural Resources

e with renewable energy.Resources can also be classified on the basis of their origin as biotic and abiotic. Biotic resources are derived from animals and plants (i.e-the livingworld). Abiotic resouce ... e derived from the non-living world e.g. land, water, and air. Mineral and power resources are also abiotic resources some are derived from nature.Both extraction of the basic resource and refining it ...

(1 pages) 5155 0 3.4 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Brisbane Forest Park Field Study Write Up

2. Aim Of Field StudiesThe Aim of the field studies is to investigate the effects of differing abiotic factors on the biotic characteristics of a community.3. HypothesisThat the differences in ad ... tropical rainforest community and an open sclerophyll forest community are dependent on the varying abiotic factors found in each ecosystem4. Apparatus/Materials- CBL2 data collector plus Texas T1 - 8 ...

(11 pages) 21 0 3.6 Nov/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Year 11 Biology

ution, diversity and numbers of plants and animals found in ecosystems are determined by biotic and abiotic factors.•Compare the abiotic characteristics of aquatic and terrestrial environmentsCha ... ull;Identify the factors determining the distribution and abundance of a species in each environmentAbiotic factors:-amount of light-amount and strength of wind and rainfall-temperature: daily and sea ...

(11 pages) 53 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


her animals to prey on.Conclusion The environment has two part, a living (biotic) and a non-living (abiotic). The biotic and abiotic components change the equilibrium of the ecosystem in many ways. Ab ... likely there is not going to be many animals or plants growing in that environment. However, if the abiotic environment is cool and moist enough for vegetation to grow plentiful in a nutrient rich soi ...

(4 pages) 38 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Bushfires - Burning for the better

se controlled burns potentially has a far worse effect than burning.Fire has intense effects on the abiotic factors of forest ecosystems. Surface temperatures have been reported to reach 1,000°C ( ... on dollars annually.Even though natural and man made fires have a negative effect on the biotic and abiotic factors of the environment in eco-systems such as the Bunya Mountains in the short-term, the ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Factors Affecting the Biotic and Abiotic features in the environment

Factors affecting the role that the relationships between biotic and abiotic factors contribute to the relationship between foliage and ground coverBy Effie LucasIntrodu ... roduction:A functioning ecosystem is totally reliant on the way in which factors such as biotic and abiotic interrelate and create a balance of living and non-living. Biotic factors are those features ... organisms, relating to, produced by, or caused by living organisms (M. Thain/ M. Hickman 2003:16). Abiotic factors are non-living chemical and physical factors in the environment which include light, ...

(12 pages) 14 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology