ecology

(redirected from Biotic factors)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
third instar nymphs, fall 2006) the percent mortality caused by biotic factors was 16%, 71% and 90 % during fall 2006, fall 2007 and spring 2008, respectively (Table 1).
Students need to be able to differentiate between abiotic and biotic factors and understand which of these affect arthropods, such as temperature, nutrients, predators, host plant, etc.
Additional research is needed before generalizations can be made regarding the relative roles of biotic factors and individual body size on reproductive allocation in grasshoppers.
Biotic factors are living organisms that affect the edaphic environment; they include a variety of living organisms, from animals and other plants (weeds) to microorganisms.
Likewise, defining the aforementioned biotic factors influencing reproductive success for the Houston toad are a logical extension of this study.
However, body size distribution may be affected by abiotic and biotic factors, which interact in complex, ways and differ among habitats.
Irrespective of important biotic factors, which can affect the initiation of spider ballooning, there are important mechanical constraints that limit the parameter ranges over which the activity can be sustained on a purely physical basis.
The editors have organized the contributions that make up the main body of the text in four parts devoted to diseases caused by biotic factors, mites and insects that cause disease-like symptoms in grapes, disorders caused by abiotic factors, and grapevine disease management.
The physiology of plants under stress: soil and biotic factors.
Insect pest are the key factor among all other biotic factors that are responsible for low crop yield.
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the biotic factors responsible for the soil sickness due to CMAR.
Table II shows the silver accumulation in water, sediment and biotic factors (Gammarus sp.