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 »

Decomposers found in temperate grasslands include insects, microorganisms and fungi. Small insects called arthropods live within the soil of many biomes, including grasslands. They not only decompose and shred organic ma... 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 »

In a temperate deciduous forest, the average precipitation per year ranges from 30 to 60 inches. This biome has four seasons, and the average precipitation amounts are evenly distributed throughout out the seasons. Tempe... More » Science Earth Science

Some examples of decomposers are fungi, worms, bacteria, clams, buzzards, beetles and snails. There are many other types of decomposers. They are at the very bottom of the food chain and are vital to the health of every ... More » Science Earth Science

Temperate coniferous or evergreen forests exist in places that have warm summers and cool winters. Vegetation consists of evergreen trees that bear cones and needles with a variety of understory trees and shrubs. The loc... More »

Some countries and regions located entirely within the temperate zone — including those with subtropical temperate climates — are the United States, Canada, Uruguay, all of Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East, Japan... More »