What are abiotic factors in an ecosystem?

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Abiotic factor examples include temperature, wind speed, and humidity.


An abiotic factor is any component that is not a living organism that affects the organisms in the ecosystem.

Abiotic factors related to climate include temperature, wind speed, humidity, amount of sunlight, and shade.

Abiotic factors can also be in the soil and include things such as pH and mineral content.

Their affect may be indirect. Wind speed could determine how fruits and seeds are dispersed.. And pH of soil would determine whether recycling of nutrients can occur. Abiotic factors would either help a plant or animal survive or hinder it.

On the other hand, biotic factors are factors related to living organisms and include animals, trees, and molds.