Inorganic compounds. (Could be harmful to some organisms, but some needed for organisms growth).
Tectonic plate movement
Rain, wind, elevation.
Abiotic conditions may vary within one location both daily (e.g. light intensity, te
Detritivores (e.g. earthworms, millipedes) consume decaying organic matter (i.e. detritus; animal waste, plant
litter, dead bodies).
Decomposers (i.e. prokaryotes and fungi) also gain chemical energy from feeding (not consuming) on decaying or