Presentation on theme: "Chapter 14.1 Biotic and Abiotic Factors of an Ecosystem"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 14.1 Biotic and Abiotic Factors of an Ecosystem
2 ECOSYSTEMAn ecosystem is a community of organisms that live in a particular area, along with their non living environment. .
3 ECOSYSTEM ORGANIZATION An ecosystem is organized:OrganismPopulationCommunity4. Ecosystem
4 Biotic FactorsBiotic factors are parts of the environment that are alive or were alive at some point. Animals and plants are all examples of biotic factors.
5 ABIOTICAbiotic Factors are all the parts of an ecosystem that are not living but are necessary to maintain life.These are abiotic factors important to survival of organisms in an ecosystem:SunlightSoil (rocks, dirt, minerals, nutrients…)TemperatureOxygenwater
6 Biotic and Abiotic Importance Biotic and abiotic factors are extremely important in an ecosystem. Without these components working together there wouldn’t be an ecosystem. All living things in an ecosystem have an important role. This balance between the living and nonliving supports communities and transfers energy
7 Essential Questions answer the following in a few sentences What does an organism get from it’s environment? What are the two parts of an organisms Habitat? How is an ecosystem organized?