Name two examples of decomposers.
Decomposers are organisms that break down dead plants and animals. They help to recycle nutrients back into the environment. In nature, fungi and bacteria are the most common decomposers.
What is the role of decomposers in an ecosystem?
Work together in pairs: Q: Name one type of decomposer found in a forest ecosystem.
What are decomposers?
- Organisms that photosynthesize
- Organisms that eat other animals
- Organisms that break down dead plant and animal matter into simpler substances
Which of the following is a common type of decomposer?
Why are decomposers important for ecosystems?
- They help control the populations of other organisms.
- They recycle nutrients back into the soil for plants to use.
- They provide food for other animals.
What is an example of a decomposer in the ocean ecosystem?
Which one of these is not a type of decomposer?