A non-living component (such as chemical elements, light, water, and wind). Contrast with biotic factor.
Environmental element that does not involve or include living things; e.g. temperature, soil type, rainfall.
any one of the "non-living" things that affect the ecosystem
any nonliving part of an ecosystem, such as water, minerals, sunlight, air, or soil
A non-living component of the environment, such as soil, nutrients, light, fire, or moisture.
The physical, chemical and other non-living components of the environment that an organism lives in. These factors include all aspects of climate, geology, and atmosphere that affect ecological systems. Compare biotic factor.