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the outside; outer surface; exterior. something that is external. externals, external features, circumstances, etc.; outward appearance; superficialities. external features
a different or distinct form or version of something. variation
a particular section, group, or type of people or animals living in an area or country population
to stay alive and safe survival
a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. species
the way in which a living organism or bodily part functions. physiology
a system produces in response to a particular circumstance. It may be induced by stimuli or inputs from the environment whether internal or external, conscious or subconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary. behaviors
seasonal movement of animals from one region to another. migration
the condition or period of an animal or plant spending the winter in a dormant state. hidernation
The animal instinct for food storage is an important biological adaptation; it is most highly developed in inhabitants of cold and temperate latitudes with severe seasonal changes in food conditions. It is observed in many invertebrates (predominantly insects), in some birds, and particularly often in mammals. storage of food

WILDLIFE CROSSWORD

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All free ranging vertebrates in their naturally associated environments. WILDLIFE
The condition where in the breeding, care and feeding of animals are more or less controlled by man. DEMESTICATION
Domestic Animals which have reverted to the wild state. FERAL ANIMALS
The art of making land produce valuable populations of wildlife. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
The habitat of earth occupied by living organisms. BIOSPHERE
All the materials and processes in the surroundings of an organisms or population. ENVIRONMENT
The study of relationships between organisms and the environment. ECOLOGY
It is the kind of biotic community, or set of biotic communities in which an animal or population lives. HABITAT
Te combination of biotic community and physical environment. ECOSYSTEM
Biological changes that fit an animal for survival and reproduction within a particular environment or within a limited range of environments. ADAPATATIONS
A term referring o forest. SYLVATIC
Any materials provided by nature from which living things draw their substances. NATURAL RESOURCES
A two-way movement, usually between seasonally used home ranges. MIGRATION
The cessation of existence of a species or group of taxa reducing biodiversity. EXTINCTION
Pairing male and one female for at least one breeding season. MONOGAMY
A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. SPECIES
A range of different species. DIVERSITY
An animal that feeds on plants. HERBIVORE
An animal that feeds on flesh CARNIVORE
An animal that eats both food of both plants and animal origin. OMNIVORE
A region of transition between two biological communities. ECOTONE
Resources are limited in that environment. LIMITING FACTOR
An area of cooperation. TRANSITION ZONE
An animal born in a specific habitat. NATIVE
An ecological unit composed of a group of organisms. COMMUNITY

Ecology Crossword for Science

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Non living factors in an environment. Abiotic
Things having been changed to help the creature survive or better change to its habitat/situation. Adaptation
Opposite of descendant. Ancestor
One of the five Kingdoms, not plants, fungi, prokaryotes or the eukaryotes. Animalia
Living organism which feeds mainly on living matter. Can be domesticated. Animal
An invertebrate animal of the large phylum Arthropoda, such as an insect, spider, or crustacean. Arachnids are also classed under this. Arthropod
The standard amount of something that is taken as 'normal' / usual. Average
The type of adaptation involving, relating to, or emphasizing behaviour. Behavioural
Variety of plant and animal life in the world/particular habitat, a high level being considered important. Biodiversity
Relating to the living organism/factors in the environment. Biotic
Meat eater. Carnivore
Something that is the main ingredient in making plant cell walls. Cellulose
Series of questions and instructions to help identify an unknown object/organism. Classification Key
All the living organisms in a certain area. Community
Organisms that get their energy by eating other living organisms. Consumer
Organisms that feed on dead plant and animal materials that help them to decay. Decomposer
An animal that feeds on dead organic material. Detritivore
Opposite of nocturnal; sleeping during the day. Diurnal
The role and position a species has in its environment, how it meets its needs for food and shelter, how it survives, and how it reproduces also the Abiotic and Biotic factors. Ecological Niche
A graphical model that illustrates the flow of energy through different forms of life in an ecosystem. Ecological Pyramid
The branch of biology which deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. Ecology
Biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment in which they live. Ecosystem
Internal skeleton. Endoskeleton
Surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives/operates. Environment
The type of substance Rennet is. Enzyme
An educated guess/roughly calculated. Estimate
Organism with membranes around the organelles, also having a nucleus. Eukaryote
Over the years, having developed and grown/changes. eg. Monkey to man. Evolution
External skeleton. Exoskeleton
Type of variable. Something that can change and influence the result. Factor
The number of Kingdoms. Five
The show of energy transfer through interacting organisms, the feeding relationship between all the biotic components. Food Chain
Shows all the interlinked chains/connections of food. Food Web

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

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

EVIDENCE OF EVOLUTION Crossword

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the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock. Fossils
make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify. Adapt
a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. Species
the process of developing or being developed. Development
the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries. Geography
having the same or a similar relation; corresponding, as in relative position or structure. HomologousStructure
in genealogy, any person to whom two or more persons claim descent; also, the most recent ancestral form or species from which two different species evolved. CommonAncestor
structures are similar or resembling in certain respects, in function or in appearance but not in evolutionary origin or developmental origin. AnalogousStructure
relying on or derived from observation or experiment. Empirical
an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form. Organism
deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information. DNA
a distinctive attribute or aspect of something. Features
any of the pieces of hard, whitish tissue making up the skeleton in humans and other vertebrates. Bones
a period of ten years. Decades
the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex. Structure
an anatomical feature that no longer seems to have a purpose in the current form of an organism of the given species. VestigialStructure
the branch of biology and medicine concerned with the study of embryos and their development. Embryology
The investigation and comparison of the structures of different organisms. ComparativeAnatomy
an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. CharlesDarwin
the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. Evolution

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

Ecology, Energy Flow, Human Impact Crossword

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the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. Ecology
a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. Species
a group of individuals of the same species inhabiting the same area. Population
an association of populations of two or more different species occupying the same area in a particular time. Community
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. Ecosystem
organisms that can make their own energy through biochemical processes, also known as autotrophs producer
organisms of an ecological food chain which receive energy by consuming other organisms, also known as heterotrophs consumer
A process in which organisms, with the aid of chlorophyll (green plant enzyme), convert carbon dioxide and inorganic substances into oxygen and additional plant material, using sunlight for energy. Photosynthesis
an animal that gets its energy from eating plants, and only plants Herbivore
an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue Carnivore
a group of animals that derive energy and nutrients from a variety of food sources, such as plants and animals, as well as fungi, algae and bacteria. omnivore
organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms, and in doing so, they carry out the natural process of decomposition decomposer
A succession of organisms in a community that are linked to each other through the transfer of energy and nutrients, beginning with an autotrophic organism such as a plant and continuing with each organism being consumed by one higher in the chain food chain
system of interlocking and interdependent food chains food web
any class of organisms that occupy the same position in a food chain, as primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers. Only 10% of the energy is transferred from each level. Trophic level
the mass of living biological organisms in a given area or ecosystem at a given time biomass
the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc. weather
the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period. climate
A term used to describe the heating of the atmosphere owing to the presence of carbon dioxide and other gases. greenhouse effect
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism. habitat
the ecological role of an organism in a community especially in regard to food consumption niche
Destruction of the upper atmospheric layer of ozone gas, caused by substances formed from breakdown of ozone depleting substances, known as chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs ozone depletion
he act or result of cutting down or burning all the trees in an area, reducing the number of organisms able to carry out photosynthesis deforestation
rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes acid rain
a plant, fungus, or animal species that is not native to a specific location invasive
the accumulation of substances, such as pesticides, or other chemicals in an organism bioaccumulation
the increasing concentration of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in the tissues of organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain biomagnification

Interactions Within Ecosystems Crossword

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Average weather pattern of a region. Climate
Interactions between the abiotic and biotic features of an area Ecosystem
In every community, each species has a particular place where it lives. This place is called its _____________. Habitat
Non-living Abiotic
Single organism Individual
Local conditions that change from day to day. Weather
Living Biotic
A group of organisms who can successfully reproduce among themselves Species
An inherited characteristic that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment Adaptation
Large area with characteristic climate, soil, plants and animals. Biome
A scientist who studies the abiotic-biotic interactions within an environment Ecologist
A group of individuals of the same species, living together in one place at one time. Population
All of the different population that live together in one area. Community
In every community, each species has a particular place where it lives. This place is called its ______. Habitat
The biome that is cold, dry and treeless with less than 25 cm of precipitation per year is the _________ Tundra
How many biomes occur in Canada? Four
The Boreal forest is the largest biome in Canada. The dominant organism is: Evergreens
If an animal can not adapt to its environment and therefore can not exist. We say it has become _______________ Extinct

Marine Vocabulary Crossword

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a feature of an organism that helps it easily survive in an environment Adaptation
the vertical movement of water from the floor to the surface upwelling
animal life drifting at or near the surface of the open sea "floating animals" zooplankton
animals that have a backbone or spinal column vertebrate
the bottom of a body of water benthic
biological factors such as availability of food or relationships that affect the distribution of a given species biotic factors
a rapid and unpredictable growth of a particular species in an ecosystem bloom
the tendency of an object to rise or float buoyancy
an animal that eats other animals carnivore
tiny hair-like projections used for locomotion in some protozoans cilia
herbivores and carnivores that consume energy originally transformed into food by the primary producers consumer
the aggregation of organisms living on or at the bottom of a body of water benthos
includes both organisms and the non living environment each influencing the others ecosystem
the sum total of all the external conditions that affect a substance, object, organism, or community environment
a region of a coastline, indented, in which the freshwater from the land mixes with the ocean to produce seawater with lower salinity estuary
a sequence of plants and animals in a community, each of which is food for the next higher organisms. from primary producer to top predator food chain
an organism that breaks down organi waste and dead organisms into simpler compounds decomposer
interacting plants and animals forming a group within a biome community
a simple plant without a stem, leaves, or roots algae
a fine, long, whip-like projection of the cytoplasm cell. Used for locomotion in an undulating fashion in some unicelluar algae flagellum
an animal that feeds by removing living or dead material from the sediment deposit feeder
any loose material produced directly from living matter in varying degrees of decomposition detritus
an animal that feeds on bacteria and dead or dying organic matter detritus feeder
the upper portion of the oceanic province, extending from the surface to a depth of about 200m epipelagic
the production, comsumption, and decomposition of organic food in the sea, and the associated energy relationships food cycle
a diagram that represents each feeding level of a food chain. food pyramid
place where organisms live habitat
role or job of an organism in its environment niche
moving or capable of moving spontaneously motile
an embryo that becomes self sustaining and independent before it has grown up larva
pelagic animals that are active swimmers and capable of swimming independently of currents nekton
any substance required for growth of an organism nutrient
permanently attached sessile

Life Science Crossword

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All living and nonliving things that exist and interact in one place. Ecosystem
The remains of plants and animals. Organic Matter
All the organisms that live in the same ecosystem and interact with each other. Community
All the organisms of the same kind that live in the ecosystems. Population
An organism that eats living things to get energy. Consumer
An animal such as an insect or bird, that helps plants make seeds by moving pollen from one part of the plant to another. Pollinator
Any organism that makes its own food. Producer
The process of making more of one's own kind. Reproduction
The scattering or carrying away of seeds from the plant that produced them. Seed Dispersal
An animal that only eats other animals. Carnivore
An animal that only eats plants. Herbivore
An animal that eats both plants and other animals. Omnivore
The process plants use to make food. Photosynthesis
An animal that hunts other animals for food. Predator
An animal that is hunted for food by a predator. Prey
To break down into simpler materials. Decay
An orgaism that breaks down the remains of dead organisms. Decomposer
A tiny living thing that can only be seen with a microscope. Microorganism
The process of breaking down materials into a different form for a new use. Recycling
An animal that feeds on the remains of dead animals. Scavenger
A physical feature or behavior that helps an organism survive in its habitat. Adaptation
The coloring, marking, or other physical appearance of an animal that helps it blend in with its surroundings. Camoflauge
The place where an organism lives. Habitat
To go into deep sleep during which an animal uses very little energy and usually does not need to eat. Hibernate
An adaptation that allows an animal to protect itself by looking like another kind of animal or like a plant. Mimicry
The role a plant or an animal plays in its habitat. Niche
A group of organisms that produce organisms of one kind. Species
No longer living Extinct
To move to another region when seasons change and food supplies become scarce. Migrate
A major division of geologic time defined by events that took place during that time. Era
The preserved traces and remains of an organism that lived long ago Fossil
A scientist who studies fossils. Paleontologist