What are some examples of biotic factors in an ecosystem?
Examples of biotic factors include any animals, plants, trees, grass, , moss, or molds that you might find in an ecosystem.
In general, biotic factors are the living components of an ecosystem and are sorted into three groups: producers or autotrophs, consumers or heterotrophs, and decomposers or detritivores.
Examples of biotic factors include:
Grass as producers (autotrophs).
Mouse, deer, and owl as consumers (heterotrophs).
And earthworms as decomposers (detritivores).
To further understand the term “biotic factors”, it’s helpful to look at the meaning of the terms “biotic” and “abiotic.”
Biotic means pertains to life. (Remember that Biology is the study of life?) Abiotic means pertaining to no life.
Abiotic examples include things that are not alive but you will find in an ecosystem such as air, gases, water, sand, stones and rocks.