|MadSci Network: Environment/Ecology|
A good example of a decomposer in the desert would be a dung beetle. Their relationship with other animals could be termed commensalism, since animals probably aren't affected at all by what happens to their dung. A mutualistic relationship in the desert is that between the yucca moth and yucca plant: the yucca moth is the only moth that pollinates the yucca plant, and the yucca plant is the only place a yucca moth will lay eggs. As for parasites, sand fleas are well-known desert parasites on desert animals such as camels. I hope this will get you started!
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