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to gain help, profit, or an advantage from something Benefit
to spread or scatter over an area Distribute
plants or animals that grow on and feed off others Parasites
male flower cells, which often look like fine yellow powder Pollen
an animal that hunts and eats other animals to survive Predator
a place of safety, comfort, or protection Refuge
the way in which two or more living things or groups interact or deal with each other Relationship
of or relating to a beneficial relationship between different kinds of organisms Symbiotic
able to be hurt easily Vulnerable
a close relationship between two organisms and both benefit from each other. Example, trees and humans exchange oxygen and CO2 Mutualism
relationship between two organisms where one benefits and the other is not harmed. Example, organism lives on turtle’s shell, but the turtle is not harmed. Commensalism
A species (parasite) benefits from harming another species (the host). Example, mosquitos benefit from humans, but humans feel itchy when a mosquito bites them. Parasitism

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Ecosystems Crossword

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The nonliving parts of an ecosystem Abiotic Factor
A predator that is at the top of a food chain and that is not preyed upon by any other animal Apex Predator
A living part of an ecosystem Biotic Factor
A relationship between two species in which one species benefits and the other is neither helped or harmed Commensalism
An interaction that occurs when organisms try to get the same resources Competition
All the populations of organisms in an ecosystem Community
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms Consumer
A helpful interaction among organisms living in a limited area that aids each organism's survival Cooperation
An organsim that gets energy by breaking down dead organisms and the wastes of living things Decomposer
The process in which fixed nitrogen compounds are converted back into nitrogen gas and returned to the atmosphere Denitrification
All the living and nonliving parts of an environment as well as the ineractions among them Ecosystem
An organism that a parasite lives in or on Host
An environmental factor that prevents a population from increasing Limiting Factor
A symbiotic relationship between two organisms in which both organisms benefit Mutualism
An organism's role in its environment Niche
The process that converts nitrogen in the atmosphere into compounds in the soil that are useful to a varity of organisms Nitrogen Fixation
An organism that lives in or on another organism and benefits at the other organism's expense Parasite
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is harmed Parasitism
A process by which plants use the sun's energy to make food Photosynthesis
A group of organisms of the same species living in the same place Population
A relationship in which one animal hunts, kills and eats another animal Predation
An organism that eats producers Primary Comsumer
An organism in a food web or food chain that makes its own food Producer
A close relationship between two species that benefits at least one of the species (3 types-mutualism, commensalism, parasitism) Symbiosis
A feeding level in an ecosystem Trophic Level

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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

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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

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Symbiotic Relationships Crossword

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A relationship between two different species Symbiotic
Benefits both species Mutualism
A living thing that affects an environment Biotic Factors
Benefits one species, Harms the other Parasitism
Any non-living thing that affects an environment Abiotic Factors
Benefits one species, does not harm nor benefit the other Commensalism
An animal that hunts another animal Predator
The organism that is getting hunted Prey
Any living structure can also be called what Organism
An animal that eats plants only Herbivore
An animal that eats both meat and plants Omnivore
An animal that eats meat only Carnivore

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Population Ecology Crossword

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All the members of a species living in the same place at the same time. Population
_____________________ growth means that a population size grows at a faster rate when the population is larger. exponential
Birth rate minus death rate. growth rate
The maximum number of offspring that an organism can have in their lifetime. reproductive potential
The maximum population that the ecosystem can support indefinitely. Carry capacity
________________ occurs when individuals or populations attempt to use the same resources. competition
One organism that consumers another for energy. Predation
Symbiotic relationship where one benefits and the other is harmed. Parasitism
Symbiotic relationship where both benefit. Mutualism
Symbiotic relationship where one benefits and the other is unaffected. Commensalism
The relative distribution or arrangement of a population. Dispersion
The study of human population growth. Demography
Moving into an area. Immigration
Moving out of an area. Emigration
The distribution of ages in a specific population at a certain time. Age Structure
The percentage of members of a group that are likely to survive to any given age. Survivorship
The number of babies born each year per 1,000 women in a population. Fertility rate
The average number of years a person is to live. Life expectancy
What do you call a model that describes how changes in population size can occur. demographic transition
Land that can be used to grow crops arable
Term that means more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Urbanization

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Community ecology crossword

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Both organisms benefit from this relationship Mutualism
Lions and hyenas both prey on zebras Interspecific competition
Tapeworms , heart worms , and lice are all examples of Parasitism
An individual of one species eats all or part of an individual of a different species Predation
Relative abundance of each species Species evenness
Community goes through predictable stages resulting in a stable end point Climax community
Close long term relationship between two organisms Symbiosis
Gradual sequential re growth of a community of species in an area Ecological succession
One organism benefits while the other is unaffected Commensalism
Number of species in a community Species richness
Tendency of a community to maintain relatively constant conditions Stability
Species that predominates early in succession Pioneer species
The After the area the more species it has the smaller the area the less species it has Species-area effect
Sequential replacement of species that follows disruption of an existing community Secondary succession
Development of community in an rea that has not previously supported life Primary succession
Events that change communities , remove or destroy organisms from communities , or alter avilibility of resources Disturbances

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principles of ecology Crossword

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a symbiotic relationship in which both partners benefit mutualism
a symbiotic relationship that benefits one species while the other species is harmed parasitism
all the living organisms in an enviroment biotic factor
all strategies and adaptions a species uses in its enviroment habitat
any relationship in which two species live closely together symbiosis
organisms that seek out and eat other organisms predators
organisms that are eeaten prey
made up of populations or organisms that live in a common area community
anything that limits an organisms ability to live in a particular enviroment limiting factor
the process of gradual, natural change and species replacement that takes place in the communities of an ecosystem over time succession
a stable community formed after primary or secondary succession climax community
large group of ecosystems that shares the same type of climax and a diverse group of plants biomes

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Ecology Study Worksheet Crossword

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an organism that is able to form nutritional organic substances from simple inorganic substances autotroph
an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances heterotroph
A non-living part of an ecosystem. abiotic factor
the part of the earth within which life occurs biosphere
A living part of an ecosystem bioticfactor
An animal that eats only other animals carnivore
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is unaffected commensalism
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms consumer
All the living and non-living things that interact in an area Ecosystem
A series of events in which one organism eats another Food chain
The pattern of overlapping food chains in an ecosystem. food web
An animal that eats only plants. Organism that obtains energy ONLY from producers Herbivore
An organism that provides a source of energy or a suitable environment for a virus or for another organism to live Host
A symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benefit Mutualism
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits while the other is harmed Parasitism
An animal that eats both plants and animals Omnivore
A carnivore that hunts and kills other animals for food and has adaptations that help it capture the animals it preys upon Predator
An animal that the predator feeds upon Prey
Organisms that use sunlight to make food Producer
A close relationship between two organisms in which at least one of the organisms benefits Symbiosis

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Protists & Fungi Crossword

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organism that obtains its energy from abiotic sources, such as sunlight or inorganic chemicals Autotroph
short hairlike structures that cover some or all of the cell surface and help the organism swim and capture food. cilia
whiplike structure outside of a cell that is used for movement. flagella
spore-producing structure of a fungus that grows above ground. fruiting body
a vacuole in some protozoans that expels excess liquid on contraction. contractile vacuole
a plastid that contains chlorophyll and in which photosynthesis takes place. chloroplast
heavily pigmented region in certain one-celled organisms that apparently functions in light reception eyespot
Any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms whose cell contains a distinct, membrane-bound nucleus. eukaryote
a vacuole with a digestive function in the protoplasm of a protozoan. foodvacuole
each of the branching filaments that make up the mycelium of a fungus. hyphae
organism that obtains its energy and nutrients by consuming other organisms heterotroph
fungus that grows symbiotically with algae, resulting in a composite organism that grows on rocks or tree trunks. lichen
ecological relationship between two species in which each species gets a benefit from the interaction. mutualism
having or consisting of many cells. multicellular
an intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite that invades the red blood cells. The parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes in many tropical and subtropical regions. malaria
A ciliated channel found in certain protozoa and aquatic invertebrates down which food is directed into the mouth. oralgroove
eukaryote that is not an animal, plant, or fungus. protist
animal-like protist. protozoa
temporary extension of cytoplasm and plasma membrane that helps protozoa move and feed. pseudoped
a thin skin, cuticle, membrane, or film. pellicle
ecological relationship in which one organism ben- efits by harming another organism. parasitism
a minute, typically one-celled, reproductive unit capable of giving rise to a new individual without sexual fusion, characteristic of lower plants, fungi, and protozoans. spores
characterized by the formation or presence of a single cell or cells. unicellular
any of a group of unicellular, multicellular, or syncytial spore-producing organisms feeding on organic matter, including molds, yeast, mushrooms, and toadstools. fungi

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Biology Crossword

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The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases. Abiotic
A microorganism that uses only inorganic materials as its source of nutrients; carbon dioxide is the autotroph's sole carbon source. Autotroph
a large, distinct, easily differentiated community of organisms arising as a result of complex interactions of climatic factors, flora, fauna, and substrate; usually designated according to kind of vegetation present, such as tundra, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, or grassland. Biome
pertaining to all plant and animal life or living organisms Biotic
All regions in the world where living organisms are found. Biotsphere
any animal that eats primarily flesh, particularly mammals of the order Carnivora, which includes cats, dogs, bears, and others Carnivore
A symbiotic relationship in which one species derives benefit and the other is unharmed; for example, Entamoeba coli in the human large intestine. Commensalism
A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government. Community
The process by which the activity or presence of one substance interferes with, or suppresses, the activity of another substance with similar affinities Competition
any organism which consumes other organisms to gain food resources. Macro consumers (phagotrophs) are chiefly animals which ingest other organisms or particulate organic matter (detritus) Consumer
the fundamental unit in ecology, comprising the living organisms and the nonliving elements interacting in a certain defined area. Ecosystem
power that may be translated into motion, overcoming resistance or causing a physical change; the ability to do wor Energy
An ecological pyramid illustrating the energy flow within an ecosystem. Energy pyramid
the interrelation of various species of plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms that are connected to each other as food and food consumers Food chain
A diagram depicting those organisms that eat other organisms in the same ecosystem. In some cases, the organisms may already be dead. Food web
the environment in which an animal or plant normally lives or grows Habitat
An animal that eats only vegetation. Herbivore
living organism that obtains its energy from carbohydrates and other organic material. All animals and most bacteria and fungi are heterotrophic Heterotroph
An interaction between two species that benefits both. Individuals that interact with mutualists experience higher success than those that do not. Mutualism
The unique role or way of life of a plant or animal species. Niche
the passage of a nutrient through an ECOSYSTEM so that it eventually becomes reavailable to the PRIMARY PRODUCERS. Nutrient system
an organism feeding on both animals and plants. For example, humans have teeth adapted to chewing both types of material Omnivore
symbiosis in which one population (or individual) adversely affects another, but cannot live without it. Paratism
the individuals collectively constituting a certain category or inhabiting a specified geographic area. Population
An organism that lives by preying on other organisms. Predation
An organism, such as a green plant, that produces its own food through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis and constitutes the first trophic level in a food chain Producer
in parasitology, the biologic association of two individuals or populations of different species Symbiosis
The position of a species or a group of species within a food chain or food web. Trophic level

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