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a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmospher Global warming
the increase in the number of individuals in a population population growth
environmental conditions that limit the growth, abundance, or distribution of an organism or a population of organisms in an ecosystem. Limiting Factor
crops that a region can support without environmental degradation. Carrying Capacity
the distribution of people among various ages. Age Structure
the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects. Pollution
cannot be readily replaced nonrenewable resources
may include goods or commodities such as wood, paper and leather renewable resources
cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health invasive species
the action of clearing a wide area of trees. deforestation
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. biodiversity

population dynamics crossword puzzle

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group of organisms of the same species that live in the same area population
number of individuals per unit area population density
the presence of too many individuals in an area for available resources overpopulation
occurs when individuals of a population reproduce at a constant rate exponential growth
as resources become less available the population growth rate slows or stops logistic growth
the number os organisms of one species that can be supported in an enviroment carrying capacity
study of info about human populations demography
refers to the number of people of each different age level within a population age structure
resources that can regenerate if they are alive renewable resources
resources that cannot be replenished by natural process nonrenewable resource
a way of using natural resources without depleting them or causing long-term environmental harm sustainable development
the total of all the variety of organisms in a specific area biodiversity
unwanted change in the environment that is caused by harmful substances, wastes, gases, noise, and radiation pollution

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

Population Dynamics Crossword

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group of organisms of the same species that live in the same area population
number of individuals per unit area population density
occurs when individuals of population reproduce at constant rate exponential growth
as resources become less available the population growth rate slows or stops logistics growth
the number of organism of one species that can be supported in an environment carrying capacity
study of information about human populations demography
refers to the number of people of each different age level age structure
resources that can regenerate if they are alive or can be replaced by biogeochemical cycles if they are nonliving renewable resources
resources that cannot be replenished by natural processes nonrenewable resources
a way of using natural resources without depleting them or causing long term environment harm sustainable development
total of all the variety of organisms in a specific area biodiversity

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

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

Population Ecology Crossword

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All the members of a species living in the same place at the same time. Population
_____________________ growth means that a population size grows at a faster rate when the population is larger. exponential
Birth rate minus death rate. growth rate
The maximum number of offspring that an organism can have in their lifetime. reproductive potential
The maximum population that the ecosystem can support indefinitely. Carry capacity
________________ occurs when individuals or populations attempt to use the same resources. competition
One organism that consumers another for energy. Predation
Symbiotic relationship where one benefits and the other is harmed. Parasitism
Symbiotic relationship where both benefit. Mutualism
Symbiotic relationship where one benefits and the other is unaffected. Commensalism
The relative distribution or arrangement of a population. Dispersion
The study of human population growth. Demography
Moving into an area. Immigration
Moving out of an area. Emigration
The distribution of ages in a specific population at a certain time. Age Structure
The percentage of members of a group that are likely to survive to any given age. Survivorship
The number of babies born each year per 1,000 women in a population. Fertility rate
The average number of years a person is to live. Life expectancy
What do you call a model that describes how changes in population size can occur. demographic transition
Land that can be used to grow crops arable
Term that means more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Urbanization

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

Chapter 4 Vocabulary Crossword

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Scientific study of interactions among organisms and their environment. Ecology
Group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring. Species
Group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area Population
All different populations that live together in an area Community
Biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. Ecosystem
All living organisms that inhabit an environment Biotic factors
All life forms on Earth. Biosphere
Non-living parts of an organism's habitat. Abiotic factors
Place where an organism lives. Habitat
Any necessity of life such as water nutrients light food or space. Resource
Number of individuals in a population. Population size
Number of individuals per unit Sq. Population density
Percentage of the population (or number of people of each sex )at each age level in a population Age structure
Graph of the number of males and females with different age groups of a population. Age structure diagram
Number of males per hundred females in the population. Sex ratio
Graph showing the the number of survivors in different age groups for a particular species. Survivorship curve
Moving into a population. Immigration
Leaving a population. Emigration
Movement from one place to another. Migration
Occurs when a fixed percentage of new people is added to a population each year resulting in ever-increasing population. Exponential growth
An environmental factor that prevents a population from freezing. Limiting factor
Largest number of individuals of a population that an environment can support. Carrying capacity
Growth pattern in which a population's growth rate slows or stops following a period of exponential growth. Logistic growth
Dependent factor-are limiting. Density
A limiting factor whose influence changes with population density; includes competition predation, and disease. Desity-dependent factor
A limiting factor whose influence is not affected by population density; includes catastrophic events. Density-independent factor
The growth rate of a population under ideal conditions. Biotic potential

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

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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