Type
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Description

Target Prey
Dead Extinct
Animal Mammal
Home Habitat
Killer Predator
Category Species
Tracking Hunting
Protection Conservation
Environmental Ecological
Re-establish Restore

Ecology crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
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

Energy in an Ecosystem Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Physical conditions and non-living resources that affect living organisms. AbioticComponents
Living things that shape an ecosystem. BioticComponents
A long term change in the earths climate. ClimateChange
Ecosystem Community
The struggle among organisms. Competition
Feeds on plants or other animals. Consumers
Breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances. Decomposers
Community Ecosystem
A species at risk of extinction EndangeredSpecies
Adverse effects EnvironmentalImpact
Predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions. FoodWeb
Surroundings Habitat
Natural habitat unable to support the present species. HabitatDestruction
Not native to a specific location InvasiveSpecies
Both species benefit Mutualism
Living as a parasite Parasitism
Taint Pollution
All species living in a given area Population
Preying on other organisms Predator
An animal hunted or seized for food Prey
Able to produce it's own food from inorganic substances. Producers
The consumption of a resource faster than it can be replenished. ResourceDepletion
Heat, or light. SourceOfEnergy
Kind Species
Combination Symbiosis

Key Ecology Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Hunts other organisms in order to feed on them Predator
Hunted by other organisms Prey
Biological interaction between predator & prey Predation
Feeds on animal tissue Carnivore
Feeds on plant matter Herbivore
Method used is without opinion or preference Fair test
Produced when the method used is the same each time it is repeated Reliable data
Occurs naturally between coexisting organisms for food, nutrients & mates Competition
Feature important for survival, may make an organism better suited to a habitat Adaptation
Feeds on dead organic matter (detritus) Detritivore
A living system e.g. plant, animal, fungus, micro Organism
All the conditions that surround a living organism Environment
An area where a particular organism will live Habitat
Animal without a skeletal structure Invertebrate
Living things of the same type Species
A community and its habitat Ecosystem

ECOLOGY Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

ECOLOGY Crossword

Type
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 Vocab Words Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

oxygen
water
nonliving
dead
alive
environment
species
prey
predator
habitat
food chain
competition
abiotic
biotic
community
populations
ecosystems
Ecology

Environmental science crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Classification Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

sunlight
competition
shelter
water
food
space
hibernate
extinction
prey
predator
environment
eggs
skin
scales
fur
feathers
ecology
adaptation
habitat
species
amphibian
reptile
fish
bird
mammal
plant
animal
vertebrate

Ecology Crossword

Type
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

Predator/Prey Adventure Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A common animal sign, droppings or excrement. scat
The decaying flesh of dead animals. Carrion
Physical or behavioral changes that help a plant or animal best survive in their environment. Adaptation
An animal that hunts and kills other animals. Predator
Food provides _________ to grow. Energy
The place where an animals finds all the things it needs to live. Habitat
An animal that eats only other animals (eats meat) Carnivore
The number of animals or plants of one species that it a piece of land can support is called it's Carrying ________. Capacity
When an area of habitat is reduced to small, isolated patches. Fragmentation
A science that focuses on the relationships of plants and animals to one another and to their environment. Ecology
An ____________ species is threatened with extinction Endangered
A group of living organisms that are similar and can reproduce. Species
__________ receive energy directly from the sun through photosynthesis. Producers
The four parts of a habitat are; food, ______, shelter, and space. water
An animal that eats both plants and other animals (meat). Omnivore
An animals that eats dead plants and animals. decomposer
Environmental conditions that limit the growth, abundance, or distribution of an organism or a population of organisms in an ecosystem are known as limiting __________. factors
__________ receive energy by eating other organisms. consumers
An ____________ species occurs when there are no more individuals of that species alive anywhere in the world. Extinct
An animal that eats only plants. herbivore
Provides protection for plants and animals from danger. shelter
In order for plants and animals to survive they must find ______. food
In order for plants and animals to live and grow in their habitat they must have enough ________. space
An animal that is hunted by other animals. prey