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Environmental
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abiotic factor
Definition

Physical, chemical and other non-living environmental factors. They are essential for living plants and animals of an ecosystem, providing the essential elements and nutrients that are necessary for growth. The abiotic elements also include the climatic and pedologic components of the ecosystem.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/11