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Ecosystems Word Search

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ECOLOGY Word Search

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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 Vocab Word Search

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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

Chapter 2: Principles of Ecology Crossword

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scientific study of all the interrelationships between organisms and their environment ecology
relatively thin layer of Earth and its atmosphere that supports life biosphere
any living factor in an organism's environment biotic
large group of ecosystems that share the same climate and have similar types of communities biome
any nonliving factor in an organism's environment, such as soil, water temperature,and light availability abiotic
group of organisms of the same species that occupy the same geographic place at the same time population
biological community and all the nonliving factors that affect it ecosystem
physical area in which an organism lives habitat
organism that captures energy from sunlight or inorganic substances to produce its own food autotroph
exchange of matter through the biosphere involving living organisms, chemical processes, and geological processes biogeochemical
total mass of living matter at each trophic level boimass
heterotroph that preys on other heterotrophs carnivore
symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other organism is neither helped nor harmed commensalism
process in which fixed nitrogen compounds are converted back into nitrogen gas and returned to the atmosphere denitrification
heterotroph that decomposes organic material and returns the nutrients to soil. air . and water, making the nutrients available to other organisms detritivore
simplified model that shows a single path for energy flow through an ecosystem food chain
model that shows many interconnected food chains and pathways in which energy and matter flow through an ecosystem food web
heterotroph that eats only plants herbivore
organism that cannot make its own food and gets its nutrients and energy requirements by feeding on other organisms heterotroph
anything that takes up space and has mass matter
symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benefit mutualism
role, or position, of an organism in its environment niche
process in which nitrogen gas is captured and converted into a form plants can use nitrogen fixation
chemical substance that living organisms obtain from the environmentto carry out li nutrient
chemical substance that living organisms obtain from the environment to carry out life processes and sustain life nutrient
heterotroph that consumes both plants and animals omnivore
symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits at the expense of another organism parasitism

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