Soil the type of soil in the deserts plays a key role

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Soil . The type of soil in the deserts plays a key role to determine what kind of crops and animals can survive. Desert soils are known to be coarse, which limits water availability to the plants (Tuttle, 2017). Biotic Components Producers . Plants are the main producers. The plants, such as shrubs, grasses, and those that grow in very dry areas are succulent in nature, which allows them to survive by storing water (Mondal, n.d.). The desert plants are the main source of food for the animals.
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ECOSYSTEMS AND HOW THEY WORK 3 Consumers . These includes insects and arachnids, reptiles, birds, and some mammals, such as the camels. The consumers depend on plants as well as other living things for food and have special adaptation features that enhance their survival in the desert (Mondal, n.d.). For instance, camels have humps, which store food. Decomposers . Bacteria and fungi are the common decomposers found in the deserts but they are few due to the low volume of dead organic substance as a result of poor vegetation (Mondal, n.d.). The Function of the Desert Deserts, just like the other ecosystems, are made up of biotic and abiotic components, which are made up of elements, such as carbon and nitrogen. A biogeochemical cycle is a pathway in which chemical compounds move between the biosphere and the abiotic components. An example of one of the important biogeochemical cycles in the desert is the carbon cycle. Steps in the Carbon Cycle 1. Carbon gets into the atmosphere through respiration in animals and plants as well as combustion.
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