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The average year-to-year conditions of temperature and precipitation in an area over a long period of time Climate
Environmental conditions within a small area that differ significantly from the climate of the surrounding area Microclimate
The process in which certain gases (carbo dioxide, methane, and water vapor) trap sunlight energy in Earth's atmosphere as heat Greenhouse effect
An area where an organism lives, including the biotic and abiotic factors that affect it habitat
The full range of physical and biological conditions in which an organism lives and the way in which the organism uses those conditions Niche
Any necessity of life, such as water, nutrients, light, food, or space Resource
An interaction in which one animal captures and feeds on another animal Predation
An interaction in which one animal feeds on producers Herbivory
A relationship in which two species live closely together Symbiosis
The symbiotic relationship in which both species benefit from the relationship Mutualism
The symbiotic relationship in which one organism lives on or inside another organism and harms it Parasitism
The symbiotic relationship in which one organisms benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed Commensalism
A series of gradual changes that occur in a community following a disturbance Ecological Succession
The succession that occurs in an area in which no trace of a previous community is present Primary Succession
The first species to populate an area during succession Pioneer Species
A type of succession that occurs in an area that was only partially destroyed by disturbances Secondary Succession
A dense covering formed by the leafy tops of tall rain forest trees Canopy
The layer in a rain forest found underneath the canopy formed by shorter trees and vines Understory
A material formed from decaying leaves and other organic matter Humus
A biome with long cold winters and a few months of warm weather; dominated by coniferous evergreens; also called boreal forest Taiga
A layer of permanently frozen subsoil found in the tundra Permafrost
Organisms that live attached to or near the bottom of lakes, streams, or oceans Benthos
Typically small organisms that drift in, and may swim through, aquatic environments; includes both phytoplankton and zooplankton Plankton
An ecosystem in which water either covers the soil or is present at or near the surface for at least part of the year Wetland
A kind of wetland formed where a river meets the ocean Estuary

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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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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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Symbiosis Relationship Crossword

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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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Ecology crossword puzzle

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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

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Biome crossword puzzle!

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A body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake pond
They are found in mountain regions worldwide. alpine
The second-rainiest biome. temperateforest
A barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Desert
An area of variable size filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land. lake
A land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. wetland
A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat. biome
High rainfall,It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered. rainforest
It does not have much animal diversity, especially compared to the Savannah. temperategrassland
A type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. tundra
A wetland that is forested. swamp
It is characterized by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close. savanna
A body of water with a current, confined within a bed and banks. stream
The world's largest biome apart from the oceans. taiga
A natural flowing watercourse, it is usually freshwater. river
A body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. ocean

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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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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

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Aquatic Biome Crossword

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Has cool temperatures, 5-16 ft. of rain. Consist of Pine, Redwood, and Sitka Spruce Temperate Rain Forest
Receives the most rain out of all the biomes. Tropical Rain Forest
Grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions with few trees. Savanna
Hot summers, cold winters. 10 to 35 inches of rain. Temperate Grassland
Shrubland or heatland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California. Chaparrel
Constitute a large domain of prokaryotic micro-organism. Eubacteria
Any Eukaryotic organism that includes micro-organisms such as yeast & molds Fungus
action or process of adapting or being adapted Adaptation
Constitute a domain & kingdom of single-celled micro-organisms Archaebacteria
Place where an organism usually lives. Habitat
Large region characterized by a specific type of climate & certain types of plants & animal communities. Biome
Process in which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed & diversified from earlier life forms. Evolution
Process of breaking down food to yield energy. Cellular Respiration
Sequence in which energy is transferred from 1 organism to the next. Food Chain
Shows many feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem. Food Web
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid. Tropic Level
refers to the weather conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, and winds, in an area over a long period of time Climate
the distance north or south of the equator and is measured in degrees Latitude
the height of an object above sea level Altitude
this layer consists if the tallest trees, which reach heights of 60 to 70m Emergent Layer
considered the primary layer of the rain forest Canopy
a plant that uses another plant for support, but not for nourishment Epiphyte
Very little light reaches this layer Understory
a forest that is characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall Temperate Deciduous Forest
the northern coniferous forest that stretches in a broad band across the Northern Hemisphere just below the Arctic Circle Taiga
areas that have widely scattered vegetation and receive very little rain Desert
biome that is in northern arctic regions Tundra
in arctic regions, the permanently frozen layer of soil or subsoil Permafrost
Succession that begins in an area that previously did not support life. Primary Succession
Plant uses sunlight to make sugar for food. Photosynthesis
Bacteria that convert atmosphere nitrogen into ammonia. NItrogen-fixing bacteria
An organism that makes it's own food. Producer
Anything living. Organism
Organism that belongs to the kingdom protistia. Protist
Get their food by breaking down dead organisms. Decomposer
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms. Consumer
Animal that doesn't have a backbone. Invertebrate
Animals that have a backbone. Vertebrate.
A community of organisms and their abotic environment. Ecosystem
The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. Estuary
The small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or freshwater. Plankton

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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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