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fungi and bacteria are decomposers. They decompose a dead organism and break it down into the soil into a substance called humus. I believe the humus helps the soil.

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Fungi are important to an ecosystem as?

Why are decomposers such as fungi and bacteriaimportant to an ecosystem?


What can be in a ecosystem?

an ecosystem consists of consumers, producers, and decomposers.


What do decomposers do in an ecosystem?

Decomposers are organisms that feed on decaying matter.


What are some decomposers in an ecosystem?

Some decomposers in an ecosystem are bacteria and fungi.


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Why are decomposers essential to the health of ecosystem?

Energy flow in an ecosystem is cyclical. remove the decomposers and it becomes linear. Like a pirate's plank.


What do decomposers do in a pond ecosystem?

Decomposers do the same thing they do on land in a pond ecosystem. The decompose or break down dead organisms.


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How can a chipmunk be offected if the decomposers in this ecosystem decrease a lot?


What is the niche of decomposers in an ecosystem?

The niche of decomposers in a ecosystem would be to leave nutrients and energy behind from the remains of dead animals.


What are the recyclers in an ecosystem?

The decomposers and detrivores


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Decomposers provide the foundation for the food web


Why are decomposers an essential part of an ecosystem?

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