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A decomposer (insect, fungus, or bacteria) breaks down animals or plants that are not live, but ________. Dead
The biggest herbivore on Earth. Elephant
A predator than hunts at night on silent wings. owl
A carnivore in the dog family (2 words). wolf
A map of who eat whom in an ecosystem is called a food _______. web
A smaller carnivore in the ocean with flippers and whiskers. seal
A omnivore in the bear family (2 words). black bear
Photosynthesis - plants make their own food using ______, water and carbon dioxide. sun
The smallest carnivore on Earth. shrew
A striped carnivore in the cat family. tiger
The tallest herbivore on Earth. giraffe
A producer which herbivores graze on grass
A herbivore is an animal that eats only __________. plants
A carnivore in the bear family (2 words). polar bear
an animal that feeds on dead plant material. scavenger
An animal that chases down and eats another animal. predator
An animal that is chased and eaten by another animal. prey
A consumer is an ________ that eats what is in its ecosystem. animal
A large hooved, herbivore with antlers. deer
A producer that makes its own food through photosynthesis. plant
A carnivore is an animal that eats only _________. meat
An example of a decomposer that is a fungus. mushroom

Food web Crossword

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A decomposer is an insect , fungus,or bacteria that breaks animals or plants that are Dead
/prey Predator
Producer/ Consumer
Animals who only eat plants Herbivores
Start of the food web Producers
To show the relationship in an ecosystem Food webs
Plants make their food by a process of Photosynthesis
Organisms that eat both meat and plants Omnivore
A type of decomposer Fungus
Top of the food webs Apex predator
Gets hunted Prey
Energy being transfered to other organisms Energy transfer
Animals that eat leaves Folivore
Organisms that eat only fruit Frigivore
Organisms that eat only wood Xylophage
Organisms that find and eat dead meat Scavenger
Organisms that eat only seeds Granivore
Organisms that can feed themselves Autotroph
Organism who cant feed themselves Heterotroph
Organisms that only eat nectar Necativore

Ecology crossword puzzle

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Description

Organisms that make their own food autotroph
The variety of species in an ecosystem biodiversity
Organic matter that derives from living or recently living organisms biomass
The area on earth were organisms live biosphere
An organism that only gains energy from other animals carnivore
The maximum quantity of organisms in an area carrycapacity
All the organisms in a habitat working together community
An organism that gains energy from deceased organisms decomposer
Form of biology ecology
Representation of energy flow energy pyramid
A simple diagram that represents the consumption of organisms in an ecosystem foodchain
Complex combination of food chains foodweb
An organism that only gains energy from plants herbivore
Animal that gets it's energy from autotrophs heterotroph
An object or organism the limits the growth of a population limiting factor
Organism that eats meat and plants omnivore
amount of organisms in one species population
An organism that hunts another organism predator
An organism that is hunted by a predator prey

ECOLOGY Crossword

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non living factors that effect an organism ABIOTICFACTOR
an organism that eats only meat CARNIVORE
the number of people, other living organisms, or crops CARRYINGCAPACITY
a group of interdependent organisms of different species growing or living together in a specified habitat COMMUNITY
an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material. DECOMPOSER
an animal that feeds on dead organic material DETRITIVORES
The ecological role and space that an organism fills in an ecosystem. ECOLOGICALNICHE
The progressive replacement of one dominant type of species or community by another in an ecosystem until a stable climax community is established. ECOLOGICALSUCCESSION
the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment ECOLOGY
to represent the flow of food energy and the feeding relationships between organisms FOODCHAIN
A graphical model showing the interconnecting food chains in an ecological community FOODWEB
an organism that eats only plants HERBIVORE
Non-native species disrupting and replacing native species INVASIVESPECIES
A factor present in an environment that controls a process, particularly the growth, abundance or distribution of a population of organisms in an ecosystem. LIMITINGFACTORS
both benefits MUTUALISM
an organism that eats plants and animals OMNIVORE
the amount of organisms of the same species in an area POPULATION
one is predator, one is prey PREDATION
an organism that makes its own food PRODUCER
A position in a food chain or Ecological Pyramid occupied by a group of organisms with similar feeding mode. TROPHICLEVEL
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment ECOSYSTEM
the increasing concentration of toxic substances within each successive link in the food chain. BIOTICFACTORS
a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to its abundance KEYSTONESPECIES
An organism that generally obtains food by feeding on other organisms CONSUMER

Ecology Vocabulary Crossword

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A diagram showing all of the interconnected food chains in an ecosystem Food web
Large variety of organisms and species in an ecosystem Biodiversity
An organism that breaks down dead organisms Decomposer
A diagram that shows how energy decreases as it travels through the trophic levels of a food chain Energy Pyramid
A diagram showing a single pathway of energy transfer an ecosystem Food Chain
An organism that eats both plants and animals Omnivore
An organism that eats only other animals Carnivore
An organism that eats only other plants Herbivore
When two organisms fight over the same resource Competition
All of the different populations of organisms living in an area Community
All of the living space on earth Biosphere
Living and nonliving things interacting in an area Ecosystem
All of the members of the same species in an area Population
The organism that is hunted Prey
The organism that hunts others for food Predator
A trait that helps an organism survive Adaptation
The scarcest resource that limits a population's size Limiting Factor
The largest population size an ecosystem can hold Carrying Capacity
A type of relationship where one organism benefits while the other organism is harmed Parasitism
A type of symbiosis where one species benefits and the other is not helped or harmed Commensalism
A type of symbiosis where two organisms benefit from their relationship with each other Mutualism
A relationship where to species interact and one is benefitted Symbiosis
Living part of the environment; includes anything made by a living organism Biotic
Non living part of the environment Abiotic
Any organism able to make its own food (aka Producer) Autotroph
An organism that has to eat other living things to survive (aka consumer) Heterotroph
Used by organisms to do everything it needs to live Energy
Third level consumer. Often top of the food chain Tertiary Consumer
The 1st level consumer. Eats producers Primary Consumer

Food Web Word Search

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ANIMAL
BEAR
Carnivore
Decomposer
ECOSYSTEM
FLY
GIRAFFE
gRASS
HABITAT
Herbivore
HUMAN
NUTRIENTS
OMNIVORE
PLANT
Predator
Prey
PRODUCER
RABBIT
SHARK
SOIL
SPIDER
SQUIRREL
SUN

Ecology Crossword

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an individual living thing composed of one or more cells Organism
organism that must obtain nutrients and energy from eating other organisms consumer
another term for producer autotroph
The complete destruction of every member of a species extinction
energy links between different organisms in an ecosystem food chain
very similar organism that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring species
a group of organisms of the same species living in an ecosystem population
organism that breaks down chemical compounds made by living things decomposer
organism that consumes only animal tissue consumer
the second level of consumer that eats herbivores secondary consumer
the place organisms live habitat
the non-living components of an ecosystem abiotic factors
the study of the relationships and interactions of living things with their environment ecology
animals that hunt for other living animals predator
organism that can produce their own food through the process of photosynthesis producer
the primary level of consumer that eats producers primary consumer
the living components of an ecosystem biotic factors
a community of organisms in an environment ecosystem
another term for consumer heterotroph
the animal hunted by other animals prey
the overlapping of food chains in an ecosystem food web
organism that consumes only plant tissue herbivore
organism that must obtain nutrients and energy from eating other organisms consumer
the part of the Earth in which life can exist biosphere
the third level of consumer, generally a carnivore tertiary consumer
organism that consumes both plant and animal tissue omnivore
the role of an organism and what it needs to survive in its ecosystem. niche
the interaction between two organisms that require the same resource competition
all living components of an ecosystem community
a major ecological community occupying a large geographic region biome

Ecology vocabulary crossword puzzle

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What are animals called that eat meat? Carnivores
Animals that eat plants are? Herbivores
If animals eat both plants and meat they are called Omnivores
If the number of organisms that an environment can support due to limited resources it is Carrying capacity
If an organism cant carry out photosynthesis then they will have to eat on other organisms they are called ? Heterotrophs
A section of biospheres that has different types of organism intereacting with each other and with their environment is called Ecosystem
If a animal feeds on a herbivore and they are carnivores their known as Secondary consumers
The living things that lives in an area and interacts with each and also depend with each others are called Biotic Factors
The non-living things that living things need in order to survive are called Abiotic factors
A diagram that shows the transfer of food energy from one organism to the next organism is called Food chain
A web that is made of more than two food chain inter connect is Food web
A herbivore that feeds on plants are called Primary consumers
Are plants and algae they produce their own food thought process of photosynthesis are Autotrophs
A plant that uses photosynthesis to store energy is called Producers
The struggle between members of the same species or different species for limited reasources is called Competition
If the number of specfic organism in an area is known as Population density
A symbiotic relationship in which both organism benefit is called as Mutualism
A close long term of relationships between two organism of different species is called Symbiosis
A type of symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits while the other is neither helped or harmed is called Commensalism
A role of an organism in an ecosystemis called a Niche

Ecology Crossword

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Description

A series of of steps how organisms transfer food into energy Food chain
Network of animels feeding habits Food web
The steps in a food web/chain Trophic levels
Sunlight/chemical energy converted into forms that cells can use Autotrophs
The study of interaction between organisms and their environment. Ecology
A consumer that eats Meat. Carnivore
An organism that gets energy by breaking down the remains of dead organisms. Decomposer
Eating something Consumer
Eats plants Herbivore
None living part of a environment Abiotic factor
Population as a whole Community
A group of individuals of the same species. Population
Living factors in the environment. Biotic factor
Place on earth where life is Biosphere
Similar organisms that breed/produce Species
Ecosystem that has close to the same climates and organisms. Biome
Living in a place together with their physical environment is known as what? Ecosystem
Eats both plants and animals Omnivores
Eats already dead or found animals Scavengers
organisms in an ecosystem that produce biomass from inorganic compounds Primary producer
Why are plants green? Photosynthesis
of organic compounds by bacteria or other living organisms using energy derived from reactions involving inorganic chemicals, typically in the absence of sunlight. Chemosynthesis
an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances. Heterotroph
an animal that feeds on dead organic material, especially plant detritus. Detritivore

Environmental Science Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

Organisms that produce their own food Producer
Network or related food chains Foodweb
An animal killed for food Prey
A type of consumer that eats animal material Carnivore
A type of consumer that eats plant material Herbivore
Tiny plants and animals that break down dead materials into nutrients Decomposers
Plants and animals in an area,functioning together with their surroundings Ecosystem
the process plants use to make food from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide Photosynthesis
organisms that get nutrients by eating other organisms Consumers
an animal that kills other animals for food Predator
a partnership between organisms that helps one or both of them survive Symbiosis
water vapor forms clouds and returns to Earth Precipitation
change of water from a liquid to a gas state Evaporation
natural home of a plant or animal Habitat
the number of different organisms in an ecosystem Biodiversity
living factors that directly or indirectly affect an organism in its environment, such as disease, predators, and parasites Biotic
non-living factors that affect organism survival, such as water availability, pollution, and temperature range Abiotic
water lost to the atmosphere by the activities of plants Transpiration

Food chain Crossword

Type
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Description

Animals that eat only meat CARNIVORES
An organism that lives off the body of other organisms PARASITE
Animals that eat plants and other animals OMNIVORE
Animals that only eat plants HERBIVORES
Organisms that make their own food through photosynthesis PRODUCERS
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms CONSUMERS
A group of overlapping food chains FOOD WEB
A chain of living things that are linked together by what they eat FOOD CHAIN
Organisms that break down dead animals and recycle nutrients back into the soil DECOMPOSERS
The process that producers use to make their own food PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Animals that are above producers but below secondary consumers in a food pyramid PRIMARY CONSUMERS
Animals above primary consumers in the food pyramid SECONDARY CONSUMERS
Animals that are above secondary consumers in the food pyramid TERTIARY CONSUMERS
Animals that eat the dead bodies of other animals SCAVENGERS