Characteristics of Ecological System  Crossword
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Largest ecosystem.
Also known as isolated system. Energy is exchanged with its surroundings but not matter.
Consist of populations of different spices that live in the same area and interact together
Organisms that have to eat to get energy.
Community of living organisms and their non-living parts of the environment.
Represents feeding relationships within a community
Eats both plants and meat.
An organism that makes its own food.
Animals that consume dead organisms that have died from other causes than predation.
Step in nutritive series or food chains of an ecosystem

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 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 Crossword

Ecology Crossword
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Description

an animal that feeds on flesh
maximum population in a environment
interacting group of species in a common location
recieve energy by consuming other organisms
animal that feeds on dead organic materials
role a specie plays in its environment
process which ecosystems change and develop
biology that deals with relations of organisms
community of living organisms
organism each dependent on the next as source of food
a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains
feeds on plants
species in which other species depend on
plant, fungus, or animals
resources are enviromental conditions limit growth
symbiosis that is beneficial to both organisms
eats both plants and animals
amount of species in a particular area
the praying on one animals on others
autotrophic organism that serves as a source of food for other organisms
each of several hiearchieal in an ecosystem
non living chemical and physical parts of the environment that affect living organisms and ecosystems
pesticides or heavy metal that move up in the food chain
two species competing for the same resource cannot coexist
any factor limiting the size of the population
Both living and non living that can influence the size of the population
living components of a ecosystem
variety of life
organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms

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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Description

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

Ecology Crossword

Ecology Crossword
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Description

A series of of steps how organisms transfer food into energy
Network of animels feeding habits
The steps in a food web/chain
Sunlight/chemical energy converted into forms that cells can use
The study of interaction between organisms and their environment.
A consumer that eats Meat.
An organism that gets energy by breaking down the remains of dead organisms.
Eating something
Eats plants
None living part of a environment
Population as a whole
A group of individuals of the same species.
Living factors in the environment.
Place on earth where life is
Similar organisms that breed/produce
Ecosystem that has close to the same climates and organisms.
Living in a place together with their physical environment is known as what?
Eats both plants and animals
Eats already dead or found animals
organisms in an ecosystem that produce biomass from inorganic compounds
Why are plants green?
of organic compounds by bacteria or other living organisms using energy derived from reactions involving inorganic chemicals, typically in the absence of sunlight.
an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances.
an animal that feeds on dead organic material, especially plant detritus.

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

Ecosystems Word Search

Ecosystems Word Search
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Word Search
Description

interdependent
energy pyramid
interconnected
photosynthesis
commensalism
heterotroph
Decomposers
parasitism
Food Chain
symbiosis
autotroph
scavenger
Carnivore
Herbivore
Ecosystem
Consumers
Producers
function
food web
organism
predator
Omnivore
ecology
abiotic
habitat
carbon
biotic
niche
fuel
prey

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 Study Worksheet Crossword

Ecology Study Worksheet Crossword
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Description

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