Ecology Crossword
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resulting from living things
a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen
to be none living
the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings
the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects:
a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere
The first trophic level in a food chain in which it serves as a food source for consumers or for higher trophic levels
the sometimes swampy coniferous forest of high northern latitudes
a group of interdependent organisms of different species growing or living together in a specified habitat
A factor present in an environment that controls a process, particularly the growth, abundance or distribution of a population of organisms in an ecosystem
rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes
An organism that generally obtains food by feeding on other organisms or organic matter due to lack of the ability to manufacture own food from inorganic sources
a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees
the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth (or analogous parts of other planets) occupied by living organisms.
the trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphere due to the greater transparency of the atmosphere to visible radiation from the sun than to infrared radiation emitted from the planet's surface.
vegetation consisting chiefly of tangled shrubs and thorny bushes
an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material
a resource that can be renewed as quickly as it is used up
A type of natural resource that cannot be replenished or takes time for nature to produce or replenish in order to sustain the rate of consumption.
An ecological succession that occurs following an opening of uninhabited, barren habitat or that occurs on an environment that is devoid of vegetation and usually lacking topsoil

ECOLOGY Crossword

ECOLOGY Crossword
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non living factors that effect an organism
an organism that eats only meat
the number of people, other living organisms, or crops
a group of interdependent organisms of different species growing or living together in a specified habitat
an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material.
an animal that feeds on dead organic material
The ecological role and space that an organism fills in an ecosystem.
The progressive replacement of one dominant type of species or community by another in an ecosystem until a stable climax community is established.
the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment
to represent the flow of food energy and the feeding relationships between organisms
A graphical model showing the interconnecting food chains in an ecological community
an organism that eats only plants
Non-native species disrupting and replacing native species
A factor present in an environment that controls a process, particularly the growth, abundance or distribution of a population of organisms in an ecosystem.
both benefits
an organism that eats plants and animals
the amount of organisms of the same species in an area
one is predator, one is prey
an organism that makes its own food
A position in a food chain or Ecological Pyramid occupied by a group of organisms with similar feeding mode.
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment
the increasing concentration of toxic substances within each successive link in the food chain.
a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to its abundance
An organism that generally obtains food by feeding on other organisms

Ecology/Environmental Crossword

Ecology/Environmental  Crossword
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Precipitation that is more acidic than normal because of air pollution.
Capable of being broken down by bacteria and other decomposers.
Fuel made from living things.
Human-made gases containing chlorine and fluorine
The process of helping biodegradable wastes to decompose naturally.
A period of less rain than usual
The study of how living things interact with each other and their environment
The community of organisms that live in a particular area, along with their nonliving surroundings
Pollutants that are released into the air
An energy-rich substance (such as coal, oil, or natural gas)
The theory that increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will raise Earth's temperature.
The trapping of heat near Earth's surface by certain gases in the atmosphere.
The breaking of a habitat into smaller, isolated pieces.
An energy-rich chemical compound that contains carbon and hydrogen atoms.
A species that influences the survival of many others in an ecosystem.
A thick, brownish haze formed when certain gases react with sunlight
A resource that is either always available or is naturally replaced in a relatively short time.
A close relationship between two species that benefits at least one of the species.
A condition in which a layer of warm air traps polluted air close to Earth’s suface
A species that could become endangered in the near future.

Ecology Vocabulary Crossword

Ecology Vocabulary Crossword
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A diagram showing all of the interconnected food chains in an ecosystem
Large variety of organisms and species in an ecosystem
An organism that breaks down dead organisms
A diagram that shows how energy decreases as it travels through the trophic levels of a food chain
A diagram showing a single pathway of energy transfer an ecosystem
An organism that eats both plants and animals
An organism that eats only other animals
An organism that eats only other plants
When two organisms fight over the same resource
All of the different populations of organisms living in an area
All of the living space on earth
Living and nonliving things interacting in an area
All of the members of the same species in an area
The organism that is hunted
The organism that hunts others for food
A trait that helps an organism survive
The scarcest resource that limits a population's size
The largest population size an ecosystem can hold
A type of relationship where one organism benefits while the other organism is harmed
A type of symbiosis where one species benefits and the other is not helped or harmed
A type of symbiosis where two organisms benefit from their relationship with each other
A relationship where to species interact and one is benefitted
Living part of the environment; includes anything made by a living organism
Non living part of the environment
Any organism able to make its own food (aka Producer)
An organism that has to eat other living things to survive (aka consumer)
Used by organisms to do everything it needs to live
Third level consumer. Often top of the food chain
The 1st level consumer. Eats producers

Ecosystems Crossword

Ecosystems Crossword
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The nonliving parts of an ecosystem
A predator that is at the top of a food chain and that is not preyed upon by any other animal
A living part of an ecosystem
A relationship between two species in which one species benefits and the other is neither helped or harmed
An interaction that occurs when organisms try to get the same resources
All the populations of organisms in an ecosystem
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms
A helpful interaction among organisms living in a limited area that aids each organism's survival
An organsim that gets energy by breaking down dead organisms and the wastes of living things
The process in which fixed nitrogen compounds are converted back into nitrogen gas and returned to the atmosphere
All the living and nonliving parts of an environment as well as the ineractions among them
An organism that a parasite lives in or on
An environmental factor that prevents a population from increasing
A symbiotic relationship between two organisms in which both organisms benefit
An organism's role in its environment
The process that converts nitrogen in the atmosphere into compounds in the soil that are useful to a varity of organisms
An organism that lives in or on another organism and benefits at the other organism's expense
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is harmed
A process by which plants use the sun's energy to make food
A group of organisms of the same species living in the same place
A relationship in which one animal hunts, kills and eats another animal
An organism that eats producers
An organism in a food web or food chain that makes its own food
A close relationship between two species that benefits at least one of the species (3 types-mutualism, commensalism, parasitism)
A feeding level in an ecosystem

Ecology crossword puzzle

Ecology crossword puzzle
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Description

Organisms that make their own food
The variety of species in an ecosystem
Organic matter that derives from living or recently living organisms
The area on earth were organisms live
An organism that only gains energy from other animals
The maximum quantity of organisms in an area
All the organisms in a habitat working together
An organism that gains energy from deceased organisms
Form of biology
Representation of energy flow
A simple diagram that represents the consumption of organisms in an ecosystem
Complex combination of food chains
An organism that only gains energy from plants
Animal that gets it's energy from autotrophs
An object or organism the limits the growth of a population
Organism that eats meat and plants
amount of organisms in one species
An organism that hunts another organism
An organism that is hunted by a predator

Environmental science crossword

Environmental science crossword
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The study of how organisms interact with each other
All living things and their physical environments within a particular area
Change over time
An organisms habitat resource use and fundamental role in a community
The variety of organisms in an area
Able to meet current demand for a resource without depending the future supply
Largest group of organisms In which 2 individuals can produce fertile offspring
The process by which new species are generated
The Disappearance of a species from Earth
The extinction of an organism or species in one area
Anything an organism needs to survive
Killing of an animal illegally
Any part of an ecosystem that is living or used to be living
Members of a species that live in the same area at the same time
Matter that makes up earth and it's atmosphere

Ecology Crossword

Ecology Crossword
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an individual living thing composed of one or more cells
organism that must obtain nutrients and energy from eating other organisms
another term for producer
The complete destruction of every member of a species
energy links between different organisms in an ecosystem
very similar organism that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring
a group of organisms of the same species living in an ecosystem
organism that breaks down chemical compounds made by living things
organism that consumes only animal tissue
the second level of consumer that eats herbivores
the place organisms live
the non-living components of an ecosystem
the study of the relationships and interactions of living things with their environment
animals that hunt for other living animals
organism that can produce their own food through the process of photosynthesis
the primary level of consumer that eats producers
the living components of an ecosystem
a community of organisms in an environment
another term for consumer
the animal hunted by other animals
the overlapping of food chains in an ecosystem
organism that consumes only plant tissue
organism that must obtain nutrients and energy from eating other organisms
the part of the Earth in which life can exist
the third level of consumer, generally a carnivore
organism that consumes both plant and animal tissue
the role of an organism and what it needs to survive in its ecosystem.
the interaction between two organisms that require the same resource
all living components of an ecosystem
a major ecological community occupying a large geographic region

Pollution and the Environment Crossword

Pollution and the Environment Crossword
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Description

contamination of the earth
excessive amount of noise or an unpleasant sound that causes ...
rain that contains a high concentration of pollutants
an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes changes in climate that may result from the greenhouse effect.
caused by oil spills and factory waste
smoke and other pollutants combined with fog
harmful to humans and the environment
one that can be used again and again
can only be used once
destroyed by CFCs
another word for poisonous
pollutants can affect the
Americans produce more _______________ than any other nation

Energy in an Ecosystem Crossword

Energy in an Ecosystem Crossword
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Description

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

Human Impacts on the Environment Crossword

Human Impacts on the Environment Crossword
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Description

a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmospher
the increase in the number of individuals in a population
environmental conditions that limit the growth, abundance, or distribution of an organism or a population of organisms in an ecosystem.
crops that a region can support without environmental degradation.
the distribution of people among various ages.
the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects.
cannot be readily replaced
may include goods or commodities such as wood, paper and leather
cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health
the action of clearing a wide area of trees.
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.