AN ecosystem consists mainly of a biotic community of organisms which is integrated with the physical environment, where a large number of interactions between the biotic (living organisms) and the abiotic( non-living ) elements take place.
To understand the interactions in the ecosystem we need to investigate how both the abiotic and biotic components work together. Biotic communities adapt to survive withing their abiotic environment.
1.1 Abiotic components
An ecosystem is defined by the abiotic components that determine which species will be found in the area. It also influences the density of the population and behaviour of organisms in the ecosystem.
Abiotic components can be grouped into three major categories:
- Physical factors
- Physiographic factors
- Edaphic factors
This video below gives an overview of the Abiotic factors in the environment.
The resources I use in class including the Workbook and Teachers’ guide is available in my TpT store. (follow the links above)