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What is the word for a number of a single species? Population
What is a place where organisms live, breed and feed? Habitat
This word describes the conditions in a habitat. Enviroment
This is the word for where all species live together in a habitat, live, feed and breath. Ecosystem
This word describes the special features an animal or plant have because of the environment around them. Adaptations
This is a chain which shows the energy flow through eating. Food Chain
This is a greater chain showing multiple producers and predators. Food Web
This is an animal which only eats meat. Carnivore
This is an animal that only eats plants. Herbivore
This is an animal that eats both plants and animals. Omnivore
This is a name for an animal that only lives and hunts at night. Nocturnal
This is a plant that harnesses its energy from the sun and is the first food source.. Producer

Ecology crossword puzzle

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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

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

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

Ecology vocabulary crossword puzzle

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Description

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

Ecosystems Crossword

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Description

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

Ecology Crossword for Science

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Description

Non living factors in an environment. Abiotic
Things having been changed to help the creature survive or better change to its habitat/situation. Adaptation
Opposite of descendant. Ancestor
One of the five Kingdoms, not plants, fungi, prokaryotes or the eukaryotes. Animalia
Living organism which feeds mainly on living matter. Can be domesticated. Animal
An invertebrate animal of the large phylum Arthropoda, such as an insect, spider, or crustacean. Arachnids are also classed under this. Arthropod
The standard amount of something that is taken as 'normal' / usual. Average
The type of adaptation involving, relating to, or emphasizing behaviour. Behavioural
Variety of plant and animal life in the world/particular habitat, a high level being considered important. Biodiversity
Relating to the living organism/factors in the environment. Biotic
Meat eater. Carnivore
Something that is the main ingredient in making plant cell walls. Cellulose
Series of questions and instructions to help identify an unknown object/organism. Classification Key
All the living organisms in a certain area. Community
Organisms that get their energy by eating other living organisms. Consumer
Organisms that feed on dead plant and animal materials that help them to decay. Decomposer
An animal that feeds on dead organic material. Detritivore
Opposite of nocturnal; sleeping during the day. Diurnal
The role and position a species has in its environment, how it meets its needs for food and shelter, how it survives, and how it reproduces also the Abiotic and Biotic factors. Ecological Niche
A graphical model that illustrates the flow of energy through different forms of life in an ecosystem. Ecological Pyramid
The branch of biology which deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. Ecology
Biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment in which they live. Ecosystem
Internal skeleton. Endoskeleton
Surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives/operates. Environment
The type of substance Rennet is. Enzyme
An educated guess/roughly calculated. Estimate
Organism with membranes around the organelles, also having a nucleus. Eukaryote
Over the years, having developed and grown/changes. eg. Monkey to man. Evolution
External skeleton. Exoskeleton
Type of variable. Something that can change and influence the result. Factor
The number of Kingdoms. Five
The show of energy transfer through interacting organisms, the feeding relationship between all the biotic components. Food Chain
Shows all the interlinked chains/connections of food. Food Web

Ecology Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Life Science Crossword

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Description

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

Food web Crossword

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Description

A decomposer is an insect , fungus,or bacteria that breaks animals or plants that are Dead
/prey Predator
Producer/ Consumer
Animals who only eat plants Herbivores
Start of the food web Producers
To show the relationship in an ecosystem Food webs
Plants make their food by a process of Photosynthesis
Organisms that eat both meat and plants Omnivore
A type of decomposer Fungus
Top of the food webs Apex predator
Gets hunted Prey
Energy being transfered to other organisms Energy transfer
Animals that eat leaves Folivore
Organisms that eat only fruit Frigivore
Organisms that eat only wood Xylophage
Organisms that find and eat dead meat Scavenger
Organisms that eat only seeds Granivore
Organisms that can feed themselves Autotroph
Organism who cant feed themselves Heterotroph
Organisms that only eat nectar Necativore

Marine Ecology Crossword

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Crossword
Description

animal that eats fellow animals carnivore
orgaanism that breaks down other organisms decomposer
animal that feeds on bacteria detritus feeder
an eviroment with particuar types of organisms habitat
moving spontaneously motile
role, function or job niche
animal that eats both plants and animals omnivore
"floating animals" animal form of plankton zooplankton
common feeding at the same link on food chains trophic level
group of individuals population
region of a coasttline, usually indented estuary
bottom of a body of water (i.e the sea) benthic
rapid often unpredictable growth bloom
group consisting of both living organisms and the non living enviroment ecosystem
one of a subclass (Copepoda) of minute shrimp-like copepod
herbivores and carnivores that consume energy originally transformed into food by the primary producers consumer
those pelagic animals that are active swimmers nekton
substance required for growth nutrient
- upper portion of a lake, river or sea, sufficiently illuminated for photosynthesis to occur photic zone
animals having a backbone vertebrate
an animal that feeds by removing either living or dead material suspended in the water suspension feeder
one of a class (Bacillariophyceae) of microscopic plankton organisms diatom
the tendency of an object to rise or float buoyancy
tiny, hair-like projections cilia
an organism capable of synthesizing its organic nutrients directly from the sunlight energy or from inorganic nutrients autotroph
- a distinct feature of an organism that allows it to survive more easily in its environment adaptation
a simple plant, without a true stem algae
the vertical movement of water up to the ocean surface from the ocean floor upwelling
permanently attached; not free to move about sessile
the passively drifting or weakly swimming organisms in marine and freshwater habitats plankton
capture of light energy and its transformation into usable energy photosynthesis
an embryo larva
a group of interacting food chains food web