The coral reef itself is an ecosystem that has producers, consumers and decomposers; however, the coral polyps within the coral reef are known as primary consumers because they consume producers. The coral polyps create ... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life

The food chain of a producer is the sun, the primary consumer, the secondary consumer and the decomposer. The producer uses the sun and nutrients in the soil to make food, and animals that consume it eventually die and f... More » Science Biology Zoology

Although the species involved vary greatly, most tropical rainforest food chains follow the same general pattern of producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers and decomposers. These food chains all begin with gree... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability
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Moss and grasses, snowshoe hares, arctic foxes and lichens are examples of producers, consumers and decomposers of the arctic. Only the hardiest species survive harsh arctic conditions year round. More » Geography Antarctica

The biotic factors of a coral reef include animals, coral, plants and some forms of bacteria. These biotic factors cover a spread of many different species. Like many other systems in nature, coral reefs require this div... More » Science Chemistry

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 » Science Biology