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Circulation + Sustainability Movement
Circulation + Texture Surfaces
Pogram + Sustainability Remediation
Circulation + Program Links
Context + Program Opportunity
Program + Program Points
Context + Sustainability Connectivity
Program + Ecology Biomes
Time + Program Transform
Circulation + Ecology Follies
Context + Ecology Community
Time + Sustainability Growth
Context + Texture Topography
Time + Ecology Performance
Circulation + Time + Sustainability Proximity
Ecology + Time + Sustainability Ecosystem

ECOLOGY Word Search

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abiotic
biodiversity
biology
biomes
biosphere
biotic
commensalism
community
conservation
consumer
ecology
ecosystem
endangered
extinct
global warming
habitat
mutualism
niche
parasitism
population
producer
species
succession
symbiosis
threatened

Human Impact, Climate & Sustainability Word Search

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limiting factor
sustainability
over exploitation
ecological footprint
urbanization
pollution
reduce
reuse
dump
landfill
ecosystem
community
recycle
heat island
alternative energy
over harvesting
abiotic
biotic
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habitat loss
hippo
species extinction
species
population
niche
climate
deforestation
biomes
threatened species
global extinction
endangered species
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Biome Vocabulary Crossword

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part of Earth in which life exists including land, water, and air or atmosphere; Near to the earth's surface Biosphere
permanently frozen layer of soil beneath the surface of the ground, in the tundra Permafrost
primarily microscopic organisms that occupy the upper water layers in both freshwater and marine ecosystems. The basis for most food chains in the open oceans plankton
a small, particular part of a habitat in which particular organisms live; for example, beneath the bark of a tree within a forest habitat microhabitat
The ability to keep in existence or maintain. A sustainable ecosystem is one that can be maintained. Maintain Equilibrium sustainability
the process in which natural habitat is rendered functionally unable to support the species present. In this process, the organisms, which previously used the site, are displaced or destroyed, reducing biodiversity. due to human activity or a catastrophic event Habitat loss
(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established succession
A biome in eastern North America, Asia, Australia, and Western Europe characterized by moist, temperate climates Context: A deciduous forest includes trees such as elm, maple, and oak that have leaves that change color in autumn and fall off every winter Deciduous Forest
A biome characterized by a hot, wet climate found near the equator Context: Some tropical forests are rain forests, where it rains much of the time; others have a wet and a dry season. Tropical Rain Forest
A biome in a temperate climate, including the American Midwest, the pampas in Central South America, and the steppes in central Eurasia Context: Antelope, bison, and wolves are among the animals that live in grasslands. Grasslands

ECOLOGY Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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 Crossword

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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

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

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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the ability of an organism to survive when subjected to abiotic factors or biotic factors tolerance
any abiotic or biotic factor that restricts the numbers, reproduction, or distribution of organisms limiting factor
the change in an ecosystem that happens when one community replaces another as a result of changing abiotic and biotic factors ecological succession
the establishment of a community in an area of exposed rock that doesn't have any topsoil primary succession
the stable, mature community that results when there is little change in the composition of species climax community
free-floating, photosynthetic autotrophs that live in fresh water or marine ecosystems plankton
the condition of the atmosphere at a specific place and time latitude: the distance of any point on Earth's surface north or south of the equator weather
the average weather conditions in an area climate
a treeless biome with a layer of permafrost tundra
also called taiga or northern coniferous forest boreal forest
composed mostly of broad-leaved, deciduous trees woodlands: found in areas with less annual rainfall than in the temperate forests temperate forest
the biome that is characterized by fertile soil that is able to support a thick cover of grasses grassland
any area in which the annual rate of evaporation exceeds the rate of annual rainfall desert
the distance of any point on Earth's surface north or south of the equator latitude
found in areas with less annual rainfall than in the temperate forests woodlands
characterized by grasses and scattered trees tropical savanna
areas that are saturated with water and support aquatic plants wetlands
warm temperatures and large amounts of rainfall throughout the year tropical rain forest
material that is deposited by water, wind, or glaciers sediment
an ecosystem that is formed where freshwater merges with saltwater estuary

Chapter 3 Vocabulary Word Search

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Description

Abiotic factor
Autotrophs
Biogeochemical cycle
Biomass
Biome
Biosphere
Biotic factor
Carnivores
Chemosynthesis
Community
Consumer
Decomposer
Denitrification
Detritivores
Ecological pyramid
Ecology
Ecosystem
Food chain
Food web
Herbivores
Heterotrophs
Limiting nutrient
Nitrogen fixation
Nutrients
Omnivore
Photosynthesis
Phytoplankton
Population
Primary producers
Scavenger
Species
Trophic level
Zooplankton

Energy Transfer Crossword

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Energy from the sun enters an ecosystem when a plant uses sunlight to make sugar molecules Photosynthesis
an organism that makes its own food Producer
Gets energy by eating other organism Consumer
Consumers that only eat producers Herbivores
Consumers that only eat other consumers Carnivores
consumers that eat both plants and animals omnivores
Breaks down dead organisms in an ecosystem and returns nutrients to the soil, water, and air Decomposers
the process of breaking down food to yield energy Cellular Respiration
a sequence in which energy is transferred from one organism to the next as each organism eats another organism Food Chain
A diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an organism Food web
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid Trophic level
A process by which carbon is cycled between the atmosphere, land, water, organism Carbon cycle
The only organisms that can fix atmospheric nitrogen into chemical compounds are a a few species of bacteria Nitrogen-fixing bacteria
the process in which nitrogen circulates among the air, soil, water, plants, animals in an ecosystem Nitrogen cycle
The movement of phosphorus from the environment to organisms and then back to the environment Phosphorus Cycle
a gradual process of change and replacement of some or all of the species in an community Ecological Succession
the type of succession that occurs on a surface where no ecosystem existed before; such as rocks or sand dunes Primary Succession
the more common type of succession, occurs on a surface where an ecosystem has previously existed Secondary Succession
a species the colonizes an uninhabited area and that starts an ecological cycle in which many other species become established Pioneer Species
a final, stable community in equilibrium with the environment Climax Community