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Biotic

Definition

adjective

(1) Of, pertaining to, or produced by life or living organisms (of an ecosystem).

(2) Pertains to a living thing (such as plant, animal, fungus, etc.) as well as its products (e.g. secretions, wastes, and remains).


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Word origin: Gk biōtikós of, pertaining to life.

Related forms: biosis (noun), biotically (adjective).
Related phrases: biotic factor.

Compare: biotic.


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What does an ecologist do?

To reiterate what many have said... Ecology is the study of biotic (all the organisms (plants, animals, bacteria, etc) and their counterparts) and abiotic (non-living, such as the wind, wate, climate, cycles, etc) factors in an environment/ecosystem. But ...

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by ChesneMD
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: What does an ecologist do?
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by ChesneMD
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:54 am
 
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by scottie
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:12 pm
 
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