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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

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

Biosphere Crossword

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Living organism that affect other organisms Biotic Factor
Climate that is normally warm, and sunny. Tropical climate
The variety and variability of life on earth Biodiversity
The natural home of an organism Habitat
Harvesting a resource to the point of diminishing returns. Overharvesting
A fuel directly derived from from living matter Biofuel
Energy made from within the earth's crust Geothermal energy
The maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely Carrying capacity
The impact of a human or community on the environment Ecological footprint
Convert waste into reusable material. Recycle
Plants or animals that are nonnative to the ecosystem and will cause harm. Invasive species

Biodiversity Crossword

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living biotic factors
non-living abiotic factors
the rich variety of life on earth. biodiverity
all the living and non-living parts of a community. ecosystem
the study of the interactions between organisms and their enviorment. ecology
the place in which an organism lives. habitat
all the members of a species in an ecosystem population
all the population in an ecosystem community
part of earth that contains all ecosystems. biosphere
everything that surrounds are animal, or plant, including living/non-living things enviorment

Energy in an Ecosystem Crossword

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Physical conditions and non-living resources that affect living organisms. AbioticComponents
Living things that shape an ecosystem. BioticComponents
A long term change in the earths climate. ClimateChange
Ecosystem Community
The struggle among organisms. Competition
Feeds on plants or other animals. Consumers
Breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances. Decomposers
Community Ecosystem
A species at risk of extinction EndangeredSpecies
Adverse effects EnvironmentalImpact
Predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions. FoodWeb
Surroundings Habitat
Natural habitat unable to support the present species. HabitatDestruction
Not native to a specific location InvasiveSpecies
Both species benefit Mutualism
Living as a parasite Parasitism
Taint Pollution
All species living in a given area Population
Preying on other organisms Predator
An animal hunted or seized for food Prey
Able to produce it's own food from inorganic substances. Producers
The consumption of a resource faster than it can be replenished. ResourceDepletion
Heat, or light. SourceOfEnergy
Kind Species
Combination Symbiosis

Conservation and Biodiversity Crossword

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the variety of life on Earth biodiversity
the collecting of bioinformatics
humans can deprive an economic value direct value
____from living organism are a good example Medicinal value
are main pollinators for flowers animals
used in numerable ways freshwaters
forests and other natural ecosystems exert a sponge effect
where the world's largest dam is Pakistan
restores the climates forests
have a impact on ecosystems deforestation
took species with them Europeans
a vine from Japan Kudza
best known CFC Freon
dish detergents, spermicides can harm wildlife
plants migrate when seeds disperse
evoke a strong emotional response in humans flagship species
often killed when come in contact with humans bears
transition from one habitat to another edge
habitat loss is the main reason for extinction
a marine ecosystem can be disrupted by overfishing
under stress due to overenrichment lakes
breaks down dead organism decomposers
interactions lanscape
some regions of the world are called boiversity hotspots
refers to genetics variations among the members of populations genetic diversity

Human/Global Impact Crossword

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A group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring species
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time climate
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area population
Place where an organism lives habitat
organism's role, or job, in its habitat niche
The removal of trees faster than forests can replace themselves. deforestation
Large geographic area with a similar climate and ecosystem biome
the living organisms in an ecosystem biotic
Any nonliving component of an environment abiotic
the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole) biodiversity
species whose population size is rapidly declining and will become extinct if the trend continues endangered species
Species that is likely to become endangered. threatened species
no longer present anywhere in the world; could be biotic or abiotic. global extinction
permanent elimination of a species from earth; irreversible loss species extinction
the loss of living space due to human activity or catastrophic events habitat loss
plants and animals that have migrated to places where they are not native invasive species
An increase in population over a period of time population growth
Release of harmful materials into the environment pollution
the use or extraction of a resource until it is depleted over exploitation
The process of making new products from materials that were used in another product. recycle
using a resource over and over in the same form reuse
to use less of something reduce
a piece of land where waste materials are dumped dump
A low area of land that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil. landfill
A measure of how much an individual consumes, expressed in area of land by soil. ecological footprint
All the different populations that live together in an area community
a community of organisms and their abiotic environment ecosystem
Habitat Destruction, Invasive Species, Population, Pollution, Overharvesting HIPPO

Levels of organization Crossword

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a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat biome
an interacting group of various species in a common location community
made up of plants, animals, microorganisms, soil, rocks, minerals, water sources and the local atmosphere interacting with one another ecosystem
An individual living thing that can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, and maintain homeostasis organism
A group of organisms of one species that interbreed and live in the same place at the same time population
the organism that is attacked prey
an organism that is hunting predator
a nonliving condition or thing, as climate or habitat, that influences or affects an ecosystem and the organisms in it abiotic
any living component that affects the population of another organism, or the environment biotic
lace where an organism or a biological population normally lives or occurs. habitat
refers to the way in which an organism fits into an ecological community or ecosystem. niche
a class of relationships between two organisms where one organism benefits from the other without affecting it. commensalism
is a non-mutual relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host. parasitism
the way two organisms of different species exist in a relationship in which each individual benefits from the activity of the other. mutualism
refers to a close and prolonged interaction between organisms of different species symbiosis

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

The History of Life Crossword

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What are the processes that has transformed life on earth from its earliest forms to the vast diversity that characterizes it today? Evolution
What are changes in the genes? Mutations
The overall process by which organisms with better adaptations for their environment survive and reproduce Natural Selection
voyage of the beagle charles darwin
evolution of new species speciation
estimating a fossils age relative dating
any preserved remain fossil
role of the organism in its enviroment niches
divergent evolution adaptive radiation
structures that are similar not due to common ancestry but instead due to similar habitats & enviroments analogous structures