Using tiny 'soil chips', researchers have observed the forgaging strategies of fungi at a microscopic scale for the first time.
Nutrients and energy contained within dead animals are repurposed and repackaged into living, breathing insects.
Researchers are figuring out how plants respond to the presence of human cadavers. The findings could prove important for discovering the locations of murder victims or mass graves.
Death is a natural part of ecosystems. But it’s unusual for a large number of animals to all die at once. Researchers are investigating how a mass mortality event affects what’s left afterwards.
Lakes are the final resting place for many of the Earth’s plants – and these organic graveyards are about to get a whole lot busier.
The cycles of life, in their fierce glory, are reflected in a stunning exhibition of nature photography.
Scavengers play an important but often poorly understood role in how fast bodies decompose.
It’s thanks to decomposition brought about by beetles and fungi that we’re not all buried under dead organic matter.
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