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In lesson 2, which biome has the tallest form (emergent) of vegetation? Rain forest
In lesson 3, which biome experiences the least amount of annual precipitation? desert
Everything in ecosystems are Biotic or Abiotic. Which is made up of living organisms such as animals. Biotic
What ecosystem is often referred to as the snow forest? Coniferous
_________ is a relationship in which two different species live in close association. symbiosis
What is the elephants ears used for? decrease temperature
Lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and wetlands are all examples of ________________ freshwater ecosystems
What was the first animal to adapt human like behaviors in Zoo? Lions
Species that are clearly critical to the functioning of ecosystems. keystone species
Which country is tiger poaching such an issue? India
Which group was the king apart of in Rwanda? Tutsi
Who was arrested and blamed for Dian Fossey's murder? Tracker
Which animal below is one of the most smart, odd, and dangerous found on/in the coral reef? Cuttlefish

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 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

Biomes Crossword

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The amount of biomes. six
A large area with similar biotic and abiotic factors. Biome
A grassland that has a lot of rainfall during some seasons and very little rainfall in others. Savanna
Characterized by very low winter temperatures and short, cool summers. Tundra
A non-living thing. Abiotic
Biomes that are found on land. Land Biomes
A grassland with warm summers and cold winters. Temperate Grasslands
A region that has little or no plant life, long periods without rain, and extreme temperatures: usually found in hot climates. Desert
A living thing. Biotic
Gets its name from conifers, the main type of tree that grows there. Coniferous Forests
Comes from a Latin word that means "to fall off." Deciduous
Has warm temperatures and high rainfall that allows a lot of plants to grow. Tropical Rain Forests
The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organisms. Habitat
The temperature and precipitation of a particular area. Climate

Ecology Review Crossword

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A group of animals of the same type in an area. Population
A relationship in which both species benefit. mutualism
Environmental factors that are conisdered living. Biotic
Animal being hunted is called: prey
Another name for a species found in the third trophic level. Carnivore
Eats both meat and plants omnivore
A place in which inorganic carbon is stored. Atmosphere
The sphere that contains all the liquid, solid, gaseous water. Hydrosphere
The biome that contains fescue grasses. Grasslands
This type of forest biome contains mainly coniferous trees Boreal
The sphere that supports all living organisms. Biosphere
The completmentary process to photosynthesis. Cellular Respiration
The process that creates sugar and water. Photosynthesis
Temperature, climate, rocks, soil etc... all represent ___________ factors. abiotic
Deep, cold, nutrient poor fresh waters are referred to as: oligotrophic
Humans and other mammals breathe out. Carbon dioxide
The chemical compound, CH4, is which type of carbon? inorganic
A simple feeding relationship in the ecosystem. Food chain
A species that is considered a nuisance would be called a: Pest
A kitten and a flea represent which type of relationship. parasitism
The type of bacteria that take nitrogen from the soil and return it to the atmosphere. denitrifying
The maximum population size a particular species that a given ecosystem can sustain. carryingcapacity
Biome with the shortest growing season. Tundra
When a toxin builds up in the tissue of an organism that is called: bioaccumulation

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

Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems Crossword

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material that is deposited by water, wind, and glaciers. Sediment
fee floating photosynthetic autotrophs that live in fresh water or marine ecosystems Plankton
narrow band where ocean meets land Intertidal Zone
ability for any organisms to survive based on biotic and antibiotic factors Tolerance
stable, mature community that results when there is little change in the compositions of the species Climax Community
condition of the atmosphere at a specific time Weather
ranges from 0 degrees at the equator and 90 degrees at the poles Latitude
average weather in an area Climate
biome below poles and goes across northern Europe and North America Tundra
biome with mixed shrub communities and less annual rainfall than temperate rainforests Temperate Woodland
biome were annual rate of evaporation is greater than the annual precipitation Desert
biome with fertile soils that is able to support thick covers of grass Grasslands
establishment of a community in an area of exposed rock that has no topsoil Primary Succsession
group interacting populations that occupy the same area Community
natural tendency for the species belonging to the mature community to return Secondary Succession
biome south of tundra that has dense evergreen forest Boreal Forrest
biome that contains animals such as lions and rhinos Tropical Savanna
as elevation increases temperature and annual rainfall changes Mountains
biome with the average precipitation of 200-1000 cm a year Tropical Rain Forest
where freshwater and saltwater meet Estuary

Interactions Within Ecosystems Crossword

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Average weather pattern of a region. Climate
Interactions between the abiotic and biotic features of an area Ecosystem
In every community, each species has a particular place where it lives. This place is called its _____________. Habitat
Non-living Abiotic
Single organism Individual
Local conditions that change from day to day. Weather
Living Biotic
A group of organisms who can successfully reproduce among themselves Species
An inherited characteristic that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment Adaptation
Large area with characteristic climate, soil, plants and animals. Biome
A scientist who studies the abiotic-biotic interactions within an environment Ecologist
A group of individuals of the same species, living together in one place at one time. Population
All of the different population that live together in one area. Community
In every community, each species has a particular place where it lives. This place is called its ______. Habitat
The biome that is cold, dry and treeless with less than 25 cm of precipitation per year is the _________ Tundra
How many biomes occur in Canada? Four
The Boreal forest is the largest biome in Canada. The dominant organism is: Evergreens
If an animal can not adapt to its environment and therefore can not exist. We say it has become _______________ Extinct

Biomes Crossword Puzzle

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The tundra has short and soggy ____________. summers
What layer does the tundra have? permafrost
The tundra has long and cold ________. winters
Animals in the tundra ________ to avoid harsh winters. migrate
The coniferous forest has _____ temperatures. mild
The coniferous forest has _____ dry summers. cool
The coniferous is also known as the ______. taiga
Many animals in the Taiga are _________. browsers
Many animals in each biome have a __________ _____. varieddiet
Animals in the deciduous forest eat _________. flowers
Some animals in the deciduous forest ____________. hibernate
The desert has very little _______________________. precipitation
The desert has soils rich in ____________. minerals
Many animals in the desert are ______________. nocturnal
The tundra has ______ precipitation. low

Biology Crossword

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The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases. Abiotic
A microorganism that uses only inorganic materials as its source of nutrients; carbon dioxide is the autotroph's sole carbon source. Autotroph
a large, distinct, easily differentiated community of organisms arising as a result of complex interactions of climatic factors, flora, fauna, and substrate; usually designated according to kind of vegetation present, such as tundra, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, or grassland. Biome
pertaining to all plant and animal life or living organisms Biotic
All regions in the world where living organisms are found. Biotsphere
any animal that eats primarily flesh, particularly mammals of the order Carnivora, which includes cats, dogs, bears, and others Carnivore
A symbiotic relationship in which one species derives benefit and the other is unharmed; for example, Entamoeba coli in the human large intestine. Commensalism
A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government. Community
The process by which the activity or presence of one substance interferes with, or suppresses, the activity of another substance with similar affinities Competition
any organism which consumes other organisms to gain food resources. Macro consumers (phagotrophs) are chiefly animals which ingest other organisms or particulate organic matter (detritus) Consumer
the fundamental unit in ecology, comprising the living organisms and the nonliving elements interacting in a certain defined area. Ecosystem
power that may be translated into motion, overcoming resistance or causing a physical change; the ability to do wor Energy
An ecological pyramid illustrating the energy flow within an ecosystem. Energy pyramid
the interrelation of various species of plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms that are connected to each other as food and food consumers Food chain
A diagram depicting those organisms that eat other organisms in the same ecosystem. In some cases, the organisms may already be dead. Food web
the environment in which an animal or plant normally lives or grows Habitat
An animal that eats only vegetation. Herbivore
living organism that obtains its energy from carbohydrates and other organic material. All animals and most bacteria and fungi are heterotrophic Heterotroph
An interaction between two species that benefits both. Individuals that interact with mutualists experience higher success than those that do not. Mutualism
The unique role or way of life of a plant or animal species. Niche
the passage of a nutrient through an ECOSYSTEM so that it eventually becomes reavailable to the PRIMARY PRODUCERS. Nutrient system
an organism feeding on both animals and plants. For example, humans have teeth adapted to chewing both types of material Omnivore
symbiosis in which one population (or individual) adversely affects another, but cannot live without it. Paratism
the individuals collectively constituting a certain category or inhabiting a specified geographic area. Population
An organism that lives by preying on other organisms. Predation
An organism, such as a green plant, that produces its own food through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis and constitutes the first trophic level in a food chain Producer
in parasitology, the biologic association of two individuals or populations of different species Symbiosis
The position of a species or a group of species within a food chain or food web. Trophic level

Land Biome Crossword

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Factors that effects which organisms can live in a biome. Abiotic
A living factor that effects the population of other organisms in their environment. Biotic
An inherited trait that improves an individuals ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment. Adaptations
A large region characterized by a specific type of climate and certain types of plant and animal communities. Biome
The weather conditions in an area over a long period of time. Climate
A region found at far northern and far southern latitudes characterized by low-lying plants, lack of trees, and long winters with very low temperatures. Tundra
A region of evergreen, coniferous forest below the arctic and subarctic tundra regions. Taiga
Trees that have evergreen, needle-like leaves and keeps it leaves/needles throughout the winter. Coniferous Tree
A region characterized by by a very dry climate and extreme temperatures. Desert
A region that is dominated with grasses, that has few woody shrubs and trees, that has fertile soil, and that receives moderate amounts of seasonal rainfall. Grassland
Trees that loose their leaves at the end of the growing season. Deciduous Tree
An area of land that is periodically underwater or whose soil contains a great deal of moisture. Wetland
A group of organisms of the same species that live in a specific geographical area. Population
The largest population that en environment can support at any given time. Carrying Capacity
An environmental factor that prevents an organism or population from reaching it's full potential of size or activity. Limiting Factor
When two or more organisms rely on the same environmental resource. Competition
An interaction between two or more living things in which they are said to work together. Cooperation
What occurs when individuals join a population. Immigration
What occurs when individuals leave a population. Emigration
An increase in the amount of nutrients , such as nitrates, in a marine or aquatic ecosystem. Eutrophication
The replacement of one type of community by another at a single location over a long period of time. Succession
A species that colonizes an uninhabited area and that starts a process of succession. Pioneer Species
The number and variety of organisms in a given are during a specific period of time. Biodiversity
Well adapted species that dominates an ecosystem. Climax Species