Decomposers are organisms that break down rotting trees and plants. Mushrooms, beetles and wood eaters are some of the decomposers found in a deciduous forest. More »

Decomposers in a coniferous forest include fungi, worms, protozoans, nematodes and soil bacteria. Mites and Collembola insects feed on some organic matter, although they are not the primary decomposers. More »

Deciduous forest food chains and food webs are terms that refer to the hierarchy of animals and plants living in temperate forests. The food web is comprised of consumers, secondary consumers, producers and decomposers. More »

Decomposers are organisms that break down waste (such as fecal matter) and dead animals and plants in an ecosystem. Fungi, bacteria and scavengers are examples of different decomposers. More »

There are many abiotic factors present in the temperate deciduous forest, but some of the most common are rocks, climate, soil, sunlight, rain and temperature. The abiotic factors of an ecosystem are all the nonliving th... More »

The abiotic factors of the deciduous forest include rocks, soil, sunlight, temperature, precipitation and air, while white-tailed deer, oak trees, coyote, wildflowers and chipmunks are among the biotic factors of this ec... More »

The deciduous forest is a type of biome found throughout the eastern portion of North America, the middle of Europe and in some parts of Asia. The average deciduous forest experiences between 30 and 60 inches of annual r... More »