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The Root of Why Death Matters

By on January 29, 2015
Dead Stuff - It's for Dinner (Small)

When you picture the lowest levels of the food chain, you might imagine herbivores happily munching on lush, living green plants. But this idyllic image leaves out a huge (and slightly less appetizing) source of nourishment: dead stuff. John C. Moore details the “brown food chain,” explaining how such unlikely delicacies as pond scum and animal poop contribute enormous amounts of energy to our ecosystems.

Plants live on Dead Matter

Plants live on Dead Matter

Death's Gift lies at the Heart of the Matter

Death’s Gift lies at the Heart of the Matter

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