Why Are Mushrooms Important To The Food Chain?
Many mushrooms are decomposers, these mushrooms use dead and decaying material to gain energy and help to recycle nutrients back into the food chain.
Food Chain Recyclers
As energy moves through trophic levels in a food chain you might think the energy flow just stops at the top predator or when an animal dies. However, nature has a way of using all it can.
Within a food chain there are certain organisms that feed on the dead and decaying material, so that the flow of energy can continue.