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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

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

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 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 ecosysem Biome
The living organisms in an ecosystem Biotic
Any nonliving component of an enviroment 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 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

Human Impact, Climate & Sustainability Word Search

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Description

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

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

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

WILDLIFE CROSSWORD

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All free ranging vertebrates in their naturally associated environments. WILDLIFE
The condition where in the breeding, care and feeding of animals are more or less controlled by man. DEMESTICATION
Domestic Animals which have reverted to the wild state. FERAL ANIMALS
The art of making land produce valuable populations of wildlife. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
The habitat of earth occupied by living organisms. BIOSPHERE
All the materials and processes in the surroundings of an organisms or population. ENVIRONMENT
The study of relationships between organisms and the environment. ECOLOGY
It is the kind of biotic community, or set of biotic communities in which an animal or population lives. HABITAT
Te combination of biotic community and physical environment. ECOSYSTEM
Biological changes that fit an animal for survival and reproduction within a particular environment or within a limited range of environments. ADAPATATIONS
A term referring o forest. SYLVATIC
Any materials provided by nature from which living things draw their substances. NATURAL RESOURCES
A two-way movement, usually between seasonally used home ranges. MIGRATION
The cessation of existence of a species or group of taxa reducing biodiversity. EXTINCTION
Pairing male and one female for at least one breeding season. MONOGAMY
A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. SPECIES
A range of different species. DIVERSITY
An animal that feeds on plants. HERBIVORE
An animal that feeds on flesh CARNIVORE
An animal that eats both food of both plants and animal origin. OMNIVORE
A region of transition between two biological communities. ECOTONE
Resources are limited in that environment. LIMITING FACTOR
An area of cooperation. TRANSITION ZONE
An animal born in a specific habitat. NATIVE
An ecological unit composed of a group of organisms. COMMUNITY

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

Biodiversity Crossword

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living biotic factors
non-living abiotic factors
the rich variety of life on earth. biodiverity
all the living and non-living parts of a community. ecosystem
the study of the interactions between organisms and their enviorment. ecology
the place in which an organism lives. habitat
all the members of a species in an ecosystem population
all the population in an ecosystem community
part of earth that contains all ecosystems. biosphere
everything that surrounds are animal, or plant, including living/non-living things enviorment

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

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