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abiotic

[¦a‚bī′äd·ik]
(biology)
Referring to the absence of living organisms.
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In the remaining grades are mentioned abiotic components, mutual influence of abiotic and biotic as well as the Humans being referred as a structural component of the ecosystem.
Lead accumulations in biotic and abiotic components of Emet Stream (Uluabat Lake Basin, Turkey).
As a result, ecologists interested in the structure and function of ecosystem management should not discount the complex-feedback relationships between the biotic and abiotic components of landscape-level processes.
Differences in the responses of dominant salt marsh species to the invasion can be influenced by many other factors than abiotic components of habitats.
Two abiotic components, embankment slope and pH, were examined as possible variables influencing successful B.
The approach is to quantify the processes that control stream nutrient concentrations, rate of nutrient transport within the aquatic ecosystem, and partitioning of nutrients between biotic and abiotic components within streams.
Extreme silver contaminations were detected both in biotic and abiotic components of Kopruoren Village.
In this study, water, sediment and fish samples (Squalius cii (Richardson, 1857); Capoeta tinca (Heckel, 1843); Barbus oligolepis Battalgil, 1941) were collected from 8 stations (1 of them is on the Kinik Stream and 1 of them is on the Dursunbey Stream) from Emet Stream Basin seasonally between November 2010 - August 2011 to determine the Ag levels in biotic and abiotic components of Emet Stream Basin.