Earth's biosphere, including its trees, are part of the carbon cycle. Photo courtesy of visualpanic/Flickr.

Carbon Cycle: the movement of carbon from solid to liquid to gas, and from rocks to water to air to organisms

Carbon Sequestering: methods for storing carbon (especially in the form of carbon dioxide) and preventing excess amounts from reaching the atmosphere

Detritivores: another name for decomposers

Heterotrophs: another name for consumers
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