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Please continue to do your research on Ecology and Ecosystems on the computers. Answer the following questions on paper:

1) What are decomposers? What is their niche (role) in the environment? What would happen to the food chain if they didn’t exist?

2) What are producers? What do they produce? Why are they important to an ecosystem?

3) Name at least 2 organisms that live in the soil and describe their niche in the environment.

4) What does anthropogenic mean? Give one example of anthropogenic impact on the environment.