Biotic and abiotic factors are components of an ecosystem that influence living organisms. Biotic factors are the living components of an ecosystem, such as plants, animals, and other organisms, while abiotic factors are the non-living components, such as climate, soil, and water. Biotic factors are living organisms and abiotic factors are non-living components of an environment. Biotic factors interact with each other and with abiotic factors to create a functioning ecosystem. For example, plants produce oxygen through photosynthesis, while animals consume oxygen to survive. Abiotic factors can influence biotic factors, such as changes in climate that can affect the availability of food for animals. Biotic and abiotic factors also interact with each other to maintain a balance in the environment. For instance, plants take in carbon dioxide, a byproduct of animals, and convert it to oxygen, which is then used by animals to survive.