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

Ecosystems Crossword

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

Ecology crossword puzzle

Ecology crossword puzzle
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Organisms that make their own food
The variety of species in an ecosystem
Organic matter that derives from living or recently living organisms
The area on earth were organisms live
An organism that only gains energy from other animals
The maximum quantity of organisms in an area
All the organisms in a habitat working together
An organism that gains energy from deceased organisms
Form of biology
Representation of energy flow
A simple diagram that represents the consumption of organisms in an ecosystem
Complex combination of food chains
An organism that only gains energy from plants
Animal that gets it's energy from autotrophs
An object or organism the limits the growth of a population
Organism that eats meat and plants
amount of organisms in one species
An organism that hunts another organism
An organism that is hunted by a predator

Ecology Vocabulary Crossword

Ecology Vocabulary Crossword
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A diagram showing all of the interconnected food chains in an ecosystem
Large variety of organisms and species in an ecosystem
An organism that breaks down dead organisms
A diagram that shows how energy decreases as it travels through the trophic levels of a food chain
A diagram showing a single pathway of energy transfer an ecosystem
An organism that eats both plants and animals
An organism that eats only other animals
An organism that eats only other plants
When two organisms fight over the same resource
All of the different populations of organisms living in an area
All of the living space on earth
Living and nonliving things interacting in an area
All of the members of the same species in an area
The organism that is hunted
The organism that hunts others for food
A trait that helps an organism survive
The scarcest resource that limits a population's size
The largest population size an ecosystem can hold
A type of relationship where one organism benefits while the other organism is harmed
A type of symbiosis where one species benefits and the other is not helped or harmed
A type of symbiosis where two organisms benefit from their relationship with each other
A relationship where to species interact and one is benefitted
Living part of the environment; includes anything made by a living organism
Non living part of the environment
Any organism able to make its own food (aka Producer)
An organism that has to eat other living things to survive (aka consumer)
Used by organisms to do everything it needs to live
Third level consumer. Often top of the food chain
The 1st level consumer. Eats producers

ECOLOGY Crossword

ECOLOGY Crossword
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non living factors that effect an organism
an organism that eats only meat
the number of people, other living organisms, or crops
a group of interdependent organisms of different species growing or living together in a specified habitat
an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material.
an animal that feeds on dead organic material
The ecological role and space that an organism fills in an ecosystem.
The progressive replacement of one dominant type of species or community by another in an ecosystem until a stable climax community is established.
the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment
to represent the flow of food energy and the feeding relationships between organisms
A graphical model showing the interconnecting food chains in an ecological community
an organism that eats only plants
Non-native species disrupting and replacing native species
A factor present in an environment that controls a process, particularly the growth, abundance or distribution of a population of organisms in an ecosystem.
both benefits
an organism that eats plants and animals
the amount of organisms of the same species in an area
one is predator, one is prey
an organism that makes its own food
A position in a food chain or Ecological Pyramid occupied by a group of organisms with similar feeding mode.
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment
the increasing concentration of toxic substances within each successive link in the food chain.
a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to its abundance
An organism that generally obtains food by feeding on other organisms

Ecology vocabulary crossword puzzle

Ecology vocabulary crossword puzzle
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What are animals called that eat meat?
Animals that eat plants are?
If animals eat both plants and meat they are called
If the number of organisms that an environment can support due to limited resources it is
If an organism cant carry out photosynthesis then they will have to eat on other organisms they are called ?
A section of biospheres that has different types of organism intereacting with each other and with their environment is called
If a animal feeds on a herbivore and they are carnivores their known as
The living things that lives in an area and interacts with each and also depend with each others are called
The non-living things that living things need in order to survive are called
A diagram that shows the transfer of food energy from one organism to the next organism is called
A web that is made of more than two food chain inter connect is
A herbivore that feeds on plants are called
Are plants and algae they produce their own food thought process of photosynthesis are
A plant that uses photosynthesis to store energy is called
The struggle between members of the same species or different species for limited reasources is called
If the number of specfic organism in an area is known as
A symbiotic relationship in which both organism benefit is called as
A close long term of relationships between two organism of different species is called
A type of symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits while the other is neither helped or harmed is called
A role of an organism in an ecosystemis called a

Food web Crossword

Food web Crossword
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A decomposer is an insect , fungus,or bacteria that breaks animals or plants that are
/prey
Producer/
Animals who only eat plants
Start of the food web
To show the relationship in an ecosystem
Plants make their food by a process of
Organisms that eat both meat and plants
A type of decomposer
Top of the food webs
Gets hunted
Energy being transfered to other organisms
Animals that eat leaves
Organisms that eat only fruit
Organisms that eat only wood
Organisms that find and eat dead meat
Organisms that eat only seeds
Organisms that can feed themselves
Organism who cant feed themselves
Organisms that only eat nectar

Biome Crossword Puzzle

Biome Crossword Puzzle
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A non-living part of an ecosystem?
A major ecologycal community type?
A living part of an ecosystem?
An animal that each only other animals?
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms?
Organisms that benifit an ecosystem by returning nutrients to the soil and by breaking down dead organisms?
The study of how living things interact with each other and their environment?
All living and non-living things that interact in an area?
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates?
The environment in which an orgaism lives?
An animal that eats only plants?
A symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benifit?
an animal that each both plants and animals?
An individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form?
An orgamism that lives or in a host and causes harm to the host?
The process in which light energy becomes chemical energy using carbon dioxide and water?
A carnivore that hunts and kills other animals for food?
Organisms that use sunlight to make thier own food?
A group of similar organisms whose members can mate with one another and produce fertile offspring.
A close relationship between two different organisms

Ecology Crossword

Ecology Crossword
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an individual living thing composed of one or more cells
organism that must obtain nutrients and energy from eating other organisms
another term for producer
The complete destruction of every member of a species
energy links between different organisms in an ecosystem
very similar organism that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring
a group of organisms of the same species living in an ecosystem
organism that breaks down chemical compounds made by living things
organism that consumes only animal tissue
the second level of consumer that eats herbivores
the place organisms live
the non-living components of an ecosystem
the study of the relationships and interactions of living things with their environment
animals that hunt for other living animals
organism that can produce their own food through the process of photosynthesis
the primary level of consumer that eats producers
the living components of an ecosystem
a community of organisms in an environment
another term for consumer
the animal hunted by other animals
the overlapping of food chains in an ecosystem
organism that consumes only plant tissue
organism that must obtain nutrients and energy from eating other organisms
the part of the Earth in which life can exist
the third level of consumer, generally a carnivore
organism that consumes both plant and animal tissue
the role of an organism and what it needs to survive in its ecosystem.
the interaction between two organisms that require the same resource
all living components of an ecosystem
a major ecological community occupying a large geographic region

Chapter 2: Principles of Ecology Crossword

Chapter 2: Principles of  Ecology Crossword
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scientific study of all the interrelationships between organisms and their environment
relatively thin layer of Earth and its atmosphere that supports life
any living factor in an organism's environment
large group of ecosystems that share the same climate and have similar types of communities
any nonliving factor in an organism's environment, such as soil, water temperature,and light availability
group of organisms of the same species that occupy the same geographic place at the same time
biological community and all the nonliving factors that affect it
physical area in which an organism lives
organism that captures energy from sunlight or inorganic substances to produce its own food
exchange of matter through the biosphere involving living organisms, chemical processes, and geological processes
total mass of living matter at each trophic level
heterotroph that preys on other heterotrophs
symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other organism is neither helped nor harmed
process in which fixed nitrogen compounds are converted back into nitrogen gas and returned to the atmosphere
heterotroph that decomposes organic material and returns the nutrients to soil. air . and water, making the nutrients available to other organisms
simplified model that shows a single path for energy flow through an ecosystem
model that shows many interconnected food chains and pathways in which energy and matter flow through an ecosystem
heterotroph that eats only plants
organism that cannot make its own food and gets its nutrients and energy requirements by feeding on other organisms
anything that takes up space and has mass
symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benefit
role, or position, of an organism in its environment
process in which nitrogen gas is captured and converted into a form plants can use
chemical substance that living organisms obtain from the environmentto carry out li
chemical substance that living organisms obtain from the environment to carry out life processes and sustain life
heterotroph that consumes both plants and animals
symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits at the expense of another organism

Life Science Crossword

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