?

AP® Environmental Science

Free Version

Upgrade subject to access all content

Easy

Decomposer Characteristics

APES-8JNXYO

What is unique about the role of decomposers in an ecosystem?

Use the diagram to aid in formulating your answer.

"Nutrient Cycle." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutrient_cycle.

A

Decomposers are autotrophic organisms.

B

Organisms receive their energy solely from producers.

C

Decomposers are apex predators.

D

Decomposers cycle energy through an ecosystem

E

Decomposers recycle matter through an ecosystem.