What is a biophysical environment?

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Jan 8, 2017

The biophysical environment is the biotic and abiotic surrounding of an organism or population.


Biophysical environment may also be defined as the physical environment ( water, soil etc. ) as well as the biological activity within it.
This is the complex of biotic, climatic and abiotic factors that act upon an organism. These factors act upon an organism and determine its form , survival and how it adapts over a time in the process.

The biophysical environment can vary in scale from microscopic to global and include marine, terrestrial and atmospheric environments.

All life that has survived must have adapted to conditions of its environment. Temperature , light, humidity, soil nutrients etc. all influence any species within an environment.

Environmental science is the study of the interactions within the biophysical environments.