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detritivore

(dĭ-trī′tə-vôr′)
n.
An organism, such as a bacterium, fungus, or insect, that feeds on dead plant or animal matter.

detritivore

an organism feeding on DETRITUS.
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03: *** p<0 001 Treatments (months after Macrofauna groups Layer EFB application): Control 1 3 6 Engineers A0 1405a 4506b 10534b 6177ab A1 856ab 249a 1115b 1414b Detritivores A0 474a 4160b 3337ab 2554ab A1 111 212 190 200 Herbivores A0 33a 2062c 1652bc 49 lab A1 219b 47ab 34ab 46ab Predators A0 214 104 103 236 A1 55 24 67 70 Nematofauna groups: Bacterial feeders A0 162 186 611 97 A1 72 126 254 37 Fungal feeders A0 42a 4a 30a 15a A1 54 8 37 15 Omnivores + A0 50 11 1 78 predators A1 12 0 7 21 Herbivores A0 143 44 78 118 A1 62 17 67 77 Treatments (months after Macrofauna groups Layer EFB application): P-value 12 18 24 Engineers A0 3192ab 2906ab 3363ab * A1 336ab 657ab 296a * Detritivores A0 656a 763a 5184b *** A1 124 126 282 0.
According to the FFGs, 31 taxa were assigned to collector-gatherers, 25 to predators, 18 to collector-filterers, 14 to shredders, 10 to grazers, 4 to detritivores and 2 to parasites (Appendix 1).
Paoletti MG, Osler GH, Kinnear A, Black DG, Thomson LJ, Tsitsilas A, Sharley D, Judd S, Neville P and D'Inca A (2007) Detritivores as indicators of landscape stress and soil degradation.
After each mass extinction event, new organisms take on the roles of carnivores, herbivores, detritivores and producers.
2004, "Risk assessment of heavy metal pollution for detritivores in floodplain soils in the Biesbosch, the Netherlands, taking bioavailability into account" Environmental Pollution, 129(3), 409-419.
Collectively, they have an amazingly broad dietary repertoire, and include taxa that range from detritivores and other decomposers, microvores, fungivores to especially herbivores, but also are consumers of animals as predators, parasitoids and parasites and inhabit unusual habitats such as oil seeps, playa lake brines, and hot springs (Wheeler, 1990; Kristensen, 1999; Labandeira, 1999, 2002).
Dead insects are processed by a relatively simple food web, composed of detritivores (midges, mites, flesh flies, fungi and bacteria), bacterivores (protozoans and rotifers) and an omnivorous top predator, the larva of the pitcher plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii (Coquillet).
On the soil of both environments a complex system of organic matter cycling is established and leaf litter acts as food for a variety of arthropods, and as shelter for others, composing a particular food chain of detritivores and predators (Hofer et al.
They have major advantages into support further complex, species-rich faunas at UK latitudes (comprising tens of species of phytophages, detritivores, predators, parasitoids and sheltering species), and contain a wide range of resources for arthropods (including vegetation, feathers, fur/hair, wool, faeces, dead chicks and so on) that can be readily presented in the form of simple nest mimics (Robinson, 1988).