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 »

Shelf fungus and goldsmith beetles are two of the most common decomposers found in the temperate forest. Decomposers feed off decaying matter or consume the wastes produced by living organisms. More »

Temperate deciduous forests are forests that are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year. These types of forest are found in areas with warm, moist summers and fairly mild winters. 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 »

Land utilization for agricultural, industrial and infrastructural use remains the most striking human-driven intervention on the forest ecosystem. Clearing the land breaks the cycle of life in the forest by stripping awa... More »

The relationship between the catalpa hornworm, a caterpillar, and Cotesia congregata, a wasp, is an example of parasitism in the deciduous forest. The wasp lays its eggs inside the caterpillar, and the larvae feed off of... 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 »