abiotic environment

abiotic environment

[¦a‚bī′äd·ik in′vī·rən‚mənt]
(ecology)
All physical and nonliving chemical factors, such as soil, water, and atmosphere, which influence living organisms.
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existence one should include the ability of the population to occupy favorable microsites for its existence, the conditions of which are determined by the climatic factor, abiotic environment and interspecific relationship dynamics.
Johnsen's book takes a broad approach, and incorporates all the optical phenomena that are actually occurring in biological systems and those that occur in the abiotic environment that influence the functions of biological systems.
Others have also observed a continuous increase in amount of carbonyl compounds with exposure in an abiotic environment as against a decrease in the biotically aged samples [28, 29, 2, 30] also observed that the amount of carbonyl groups decreased with prolonged exposure to a biotic environment.
Topics on the abiotic environment include a habitat-based approach to catchment assessment and sustainable development, seasonal surface water quality, and phosphorus and eutrophication of a temperate lake and a shallow freshwater lake; those on biotic environments included the impact of eutrophication or a tropic reservoir, invasive aquatic weeds, tropic evolution and nutrient dynamics, invertebrate predation and other factors controlling a plankton community, and eutrophication and fish; those on restoration cover a range of lakes from around the world, including those in subtropical, tropical, tropical urban, and hypereutrophic lake set in China.
The journal is open for publications in all fields of ecology, including biotic and abiotic environment, interactions between human and natural systems across temporal and spatial scales, in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, past and future changes in the environmental quality, and sustainable use of natural resources
1) collect data on the nature reserves and making an inventory of selected field biotic and abiotic environment in nature reserves, in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Environment of 12 May 2005 on the preparation of the draft plan for the national park, nature reserve, nature park, make changes in this plan and the conservation of resources, and wildlife components (Journal of Laws of 2005 No.
As expected, stepwise regression combining the spectra of the abiotic environment and species patterns showed that the spatial patterns of the studied macroalgal and invertebrate species were best explained by the combination of multiple environmental variables (Table 3).
Sapronoses (Greek "sapros" = decaying; "sapron" means in ecology a decaying organic substrate) are human diseases transmissible from abiotic environment (soil, water, decaying plants, or animal corpses, excreta, and other substrata).
However, it is unlikely that such molecules emerged a priori from an abiotic environment as their synthesis and use requires the presence of sophisticated & complex protein catalysts.
On the other hand, differently from multivariate measures, the univariate measures such as total cover or biomass did not significantly reflect the changes in the local abiotic environment, regional nutrient loading, and weather patterns.
Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, nervous system development, structure, and function, physiological processes, functional morphology, symbioses, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, and animal behavior.