The Stages of Decomposition

In our latest infographic, get a front-row view of “life after death.” There are dozens of forces at work when a body begins its journey through decomposition —bacteria, insects, fungi, and even temperature all have a job to do in shaping the moments between death and decay.

Artwork by Natalya Zahn.

If you’re still curious about decomposition, and especially the role played by microbes in the process, check out our video on the topic below.