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Characteristics that an organism survive in certain environments;thus leading to increases chance reproduction and survival of the species adaptation
Group of the same species living in the same area population
To travel from one place to another migrate
natural ability of an organism to blend in with its surroundings camouflage
group of organisms that can only reproduce with one another species
a bright outer covering that is used to warn predators to keep away warning coloration
period of inactivity during hot, dry summer months to conserve energy when food and water supplies are running low estivation
the way in which an organisms or its parts function physiology
anything that affects the activity of an organism, organ, or tissue stimulus
a behavior that has been learned from experience or observation learned behavior
to find their way from one place to another navigate
an animals response to an eternal stimulus taxis
does not depend on learning or experience but is influenced by genes inherited behavior
the variety of living things in an area biodiversity
a plants response to external stimulus tropism

Chapter 5 Animal Behavior Crossword

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all the actions animals performs behavior
is a signal that causes an organism to react in some way. stimulus
without being taught instinct
is a learned behavior. imprinting
is the process that leads to change in behavior base on practice or experience. learning
a chemical released by one animal that affects the behavior of another animals of the same species. pheromone
is an area that is occupied and defended by an animal or group of animals. territory
is a group of closely related animals of the same species that work together in a highly organized way. society
is the state of greatly reduced body activity that occurs during the winter when food is scarce. hibernation
is a threatening behavior that one animal uses to gain control over another. aggression
is behavior in which males and females of the same species prepare for mating Courtship behavior
behavior cycles that occur over a period of approximately one day. circadian rhythm
is the regular, seasonal journey of an animal from one place to another and back again. migration
a device attached to an animal that sends out a signal in the form of radio waves, to keep track of the animals. transmitter
picks up radio signal from the transmitter on an animals neck, wing, or fin, to keep track of the animal. receiver
is a instrument in orbit thousands of miles above Earth to keep track of animals. satellite
the organism's reaction to the stimulus. response

Environmental science crossword

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The study of how organisms interact with each other Ecology
All living things and their physical environments within a particular area Ecosystem
Change over time Evolution
An organisms habitat resource use and fundamental role in a community Niche
The variety of organisms in an area Biodiversity
Able to meet current demand for a resource without depending the future supply Sustainable
Largest group of organisms In which 2 individuals can produce fertile offspring Species
The process by which new species are generated Speciation
The Disappearance of a species from Earth Extinction
The extinction of an organism or species in one area Extirpation
Anything an organism needs to survive Resources
Killing of an animal illegally Poaching
Any part of an ecosystem that is living or used to be living Biotic factor
Members of a species that live in the same area at the same time Population
Matter that makes up earth and it's atmosphere Geosphere

Animal Behavior Crossword

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An action or series of actions performed by an animal in response to a stimulus behavior
trial and error learning occurs under highly controlled conditions operantconditioning
selection in which a mate is chosen based on a certain trait or set of traits sexualselection
ensures the survival of young parentalcare
scientist who carried out a classical conditioning experiment training a dog to associate a ringing bell with food pavlov
a pattern behavior that occurs when an action always occurs the same way without being taught fixedaction
when scientist study behavior, they investigate two kinds of questions, how and ______ why
genetically programmed behavior innate
learning that can ONLY occur during a specific period early in life and cannot be changed once it occurs imprinting
there are 2 major influences on animal behavior, reproductive success and ________ survival
a female "evaluating" the male before she decides whether to mate is a behavior referred to as ________ matechoice
person noticing males often have extreme characteristics that they display during courtship darwin
reproduction often has a greater metabolic cost and greater investment from the _________ female
Can be a sound, posture, movement, color, scent, or facial expression signal
man who observed imprinting when he raised a group of newly hatched goslings lorenz
Type of behavior protecting a resource for exclusive use territorial
vocal communication is likely most developed in primates
learning by association conditioning
scientists who study how animals behave and the adaptive significance of behavior ethologist
American psychologist that demonstrated operant conditioning skinner
behavior performed by an animal to locate, obtain, and consume food foraging
ability to analyze a problem and think of a possible solution reasoning
development of behaviors through experience is called learning
trial and error learning that occurs under highly controlled conditions operantconditioning

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

Habitats and Adaptations Crossword

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the home of an organism habitat
the role of an organism in an ecosystem niche
anything that controls the growth or survival of a population limiting factor
the struggle among living things for food, water or other resources competition
a specific classification of a plant or animal that is not native to an ecosystem invasive species
any characteristic that helps an organism survive in its environment adaptation
______________ adaptations are adjustments to internal or external body parts structural
an adaptation by which an animal can hide by blending in with its surroundings camouflage
an adaptation in which one kind of organism has similar traits to another mimicry
_________________ adaptations are a way of acting that helps an organism survive in its environment behavioral
____________ behaviors are those that are developed through practice and experience learned

Biology Chapter 1 Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

The study of life biology
Anything that has all the characteristics of life organism
something arranged in an orderly way organization
the addition of mass growth
natural changes over an organisms life development
the production of offspring reproduction
a group of breeding organisms species
the ability to react to an internal or external environment stimulus
a reaction response
anything upsetter by its normal state homeostasis
any inherited characteristic adaptation
study of the natural world science
explanation of a natural phenomeon supported by many observations and experiments theory
relationships under certain conditions in nature law
procedures and results of experiments that are evaluated by other scientist who are in the same feild peer review
the feild of study that applies science to matters of legal interest and areas such as archaeology forensics
set of moral principles or values ethics
information gained from observations data
group in experiment that is exposed to the factor being tested experimental group
direct method of gathering information in an orderly way observation
experimental group NOT exposed to the factor being tested control group
organized series of events in scientific inquiry scientific method
factor in experiment that depends on changes of the independent variable dependent variable
factor that remains fixed in experiment while independent and dependent variables change constant
tested factor in experiment independent variable
investigation done in a controlled setting that tests a hypothesis experiment
testable explanation of a situation hypothesis
logical conclusion based on gathered information inferences
international system of units SI
measuring units with divisions that are powers of ten metric system

Ecology Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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 crossword puzzle

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Crossword
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

evolution Crossword

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is a trait with a current functional role in the life of an organism that is maintained and evolved by means of natural selection. adaptation
is the relative frequency of an allele (variant of a gene) at a particular locus in a population, expressed as a fraction or percentage allele frequency
evolutionary mechanism that helps members of the same species identify each other as proper mates. behavioral isolation
different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth evolution
the ability to survive to reproductive age, find a mate, and produce offspring. fitness
the set of all genes, or genetic information, in any population, usually of a particular species gene pool
The separation of two populations of the same species or breeding group by a physical barrier, such as a mountain or body of water. geographic isolation
characteristic of an individual that allows it to survive to produce more offspring natural selection
A group of organisms of one species that interbreed and live in the same place at the same time population
splitting of a single evolutionary lineage into two or more genetically independent lineages speciation
any difference between cells variation
genetic isolation achieved due to temporal differences in breeding. temporal isolation

Animal Behavior and Learning Crossword

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Description

skinner boxes, trial and error 2 words O..................
ignoring a common non threatening stimulus h
threatening behavior used to gain control/dominance a
behavior that is aquired as a result of experience L
stimuli to attract a mate c
may be sisual, sound, touch or chemical c
this learning is a combination of inate and learned behavior i
time when an animal can imprint 2 words c
application of something already learned to a new situation 2 words i
migration is an example 2 words s
2 or more animals claim the same resource c
the way an animal reacts to changes in environment b
something in the environment to which the animal responds s
Pavlov's dogs associated a bell with food 2 words c
daily behavior cycle 2 words c
interactions/behaviors between animals of the same species s
fully developed behaviors the first time they are used i
area containing resources for survival T
combines sounds, symbols, gestures - used by humans only L