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Biotic factor

Biotic Factor Definition Biotic factors (also known as biotic components) are the living component in an ecosystem. The... Read More

Abiotic factor

There are several factors that shape the environment. This article is focused on what abiotic factor is and how it... Read More

Limiting factor

Limiting Factor Definition A limiting factor refers to any of the factors (variables) in an environment capable of limiting... Read More

Environmental resistance

Environmental Resistance Definition Environmental resistance is such a process in which certain different elements or... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Environment

Environment Definition What does environment mean? If you mean physical environment, then it is defined as the surrounding... Read More

Factor

Definition noun, plural: factors (1) (biology) A substance that takes part in a biochemical reaction (e.g. blood-clotting... Read More

Fish

While insects and similar types of organisms strived to occupy land, the sea was teeming with life aiming to secure their... Read More

Density dependent factor

Definition noun, plural: density dependent factors (ecology) A factor whose effects on the size or growth of population vary... Read More

Biotic

Definition adjective (1) Of, pertaining to, or produced by life or living organisms (of an ecosystem). (2) Pertains to a... Read More

Abiotic

Definition adjective Nonliving, as in abiotic factor, which is a nonliving physical and chemical attribute of a system,... Read More

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we've seen the different animals endemic to New Zealand. Due to the... Read More

Freshwater Communities & Lentic Waters

Lentic (still water) communities can vary greatly in appearance, anything from a small temporary puddle to a large lake is... Read More

Population Growth and Survivorship

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we learned about biodiversity and endemism. Now, let's look at the... Read More

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More

Realized niche

What is a niche? A niche can be defined as the means by which a species or an individual interacts with its environment. In... Read More

Arthropods

There are over two million species of arthropods, who initially arrived on Earth in the middle of the Cambrian period.... Read More

Genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Definition Each species is composed of individuals with their own set of genes. A gene is the inheritance... Read More

Allopatric speciation

We can define speciation as a process by which the novel genetically independent group of organisms are formed through the... Read More