branch ECOLOGY

Coming from ECOLOGY
=Habitat= The area or type of environment in which a particular species usually lives A habitat is made of physical (abiotic) and living (biotic) factors. A habitat is not necessarily a geographic area — for a parasite it is the body of its host. [image:http://i.imgur.com/OZGSaWx.png?1] '''Abiotic Factors:''' These are physical, non-living components that affect living organisms. Abiotic factors include things like... • Light intensity • Moisture (availability of water) • Humidity • Salinity • pH • Temperature [image:http://i.imgur.com/smtYYAc.png?2] '''Biotic Factors:''' These are the living parts of the ecosystem with which an organism must interact. Biotic factors include things like... • Predators • Prey • Food sources • Parasites • Disease