Mojave River Valley Museum
Glossary of Terms & Definitions
The community of fungi, bacteria, insects, and other scavengers that consume and break down dead plant
and animal material into simpler component atoms, molecules, and compounds, thereby making the materials available to
be used again.
Also see: Decomposition
Desert Food Chain
The top of the desert food chain does eventually die though, and is returned to the bottom of the chain as nutrients by decomposers. ...
SCAVENGER - Scavengers are opportunists who search for or take advantage of useful dead organic material; usually described as a member of the decomposer . ...
Mojave Desert - Scavenger
... Scavengers are opportunists who search for or take advantage of useful dead organic material; usually described as a member of the decomposer community, ...
Also see: Decomposers Usage: Pinyon Pine ... and is attributed to terpene hydrocarbons. These compounds also impede decomposition, are highly flammable, ...