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Nonliving: The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases.

a′bi·o′sis (-ō′sĭs) n.
a′bi·ot′ic·al·ly adv.
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(ˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, ˌæb i-)

of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms.
a`bi•ot′i•cal•ly, adv.
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[ˌeɪbaɪˈɒtɪk] ADJabiótico
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adj, abiotically
advabiotisch (spec), → unbelebt
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The following abiotic components were monthly monitored, from October 2007 to October 2008: dissolved oxygen (in percentage) measured using a YSI52 Oximeter; turbidity, analysed with the aid of a portable 2100P Turbidimeter; temperature (in Celsius); electrical conductivity (in [micro]S) obtained by using a YSI30 conductivity meter.
Another important factor in the analysis of the concept of Ecosystems and geochemical cycles concerns their structural aspect (Figure 1): abiotic components; biotic components, and the Humans as a component of the ecosystem.
Uptake of silver from large silver deposits on biotic and abiotic components of the closest lothic system: Felent Stream, Turkey.
The opening chapter reminds us of the intricate network of biotic and abiotic components on our planet as well as the challenges we face in our capacity to produce food and use energy.
Thus, we characterize fine-scale heterogeneity at the landscape or pasture level to determine if external factors associated with grazing intensity are capable of influencing the heterogeneity of biotic and abiotic components at finer spatial scales.
Will the abiotic components of mound soil change once ants relocate?
Ecological research at the ecosystem level looks at the biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems and their interaction, with a particular focus on functional processes, and ecological mechanisms that maintain the structure and services produced by natural and androgenic ecosystems.
By drawing attention to the value of society's understanding of the processes responsible for landscape development as it contributes to an aesthetic appreciation of nature, as well as for practical applications such as mitigating geohazards, this term provides a useful overture to encourage public awareness of the origin, evolution and significance of the abiotic components of our planet.
Each group described biotic and abiotic components of each intertidal type, human interactions with each type, and the differences observed along a gradient from the high intertidal to the low intertidal.