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sequence in which energy is transferred from one organism to another Food Chain
many feeding relationships that are possible in a ecosystem food web
each step through which energy is transferred in a food chain trophic level
lowest trophic level producers
second trophic level primary consumers
third trophic level secondary consumer
fourth trophic level tertiary consumer
each time one organism eats another organism energy transfer
a way to visualize the loss of energy from one trophic level to another energy pyramid
how much energy does the lowest trophic level have compared to the highest 1000

Energy Transfer Crossword puzzle

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Description

organism that makes its own food producer
organisms that get their energy by eating other organisms consumer
Consumer that get their own food by breaking down dead organisms Decomposer
A sequence in which energy is transferred from one organism to the next as each organism eats another Food Chain
Shows many possible feeding relationships in an ecosystem Food Web
Each step through which energy is transferred in a food chain Trophic level
Shows how energy is lost from one trophic level to the next Energy Pyramid
Organism that consumes only meat Carnivore
Consumer that only consumes plants Herbivore
Consumer that consumes both plants and animals Omnivore

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

Energy Transfer Crossword

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Energy from the sun enters an ecosystem when a plant uses sunlight to make sugar molecules Photosynthesis
an organism that makes its own food Producer
Gets energy by eating other organism Consumer
Consumers that only eat producers Herbivores
Consumers that only eat other consumers Carnivores
consumers that eat both plants and animals omnivores
Breaks down dead organisms in an ecosystem and returns nutrients to the soil, water, and air Decomposers
the process of breaking down food to yield energy Cellular Respiration
a sequence in which energy is transferred from one organism to the next as each organism eats another organism Food Chain
A diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an organism Food web
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid Trophic level
A process by which carbon is cycled between the atmosphere, land, water, organism Carbon cycle
The only organisms that can fix atmospheric nitrogen into chemical compounds are a a few species of bacteria Nitrogen-fixing bacteria
the process in which nitrogen circulates among the air, soil, water, plants, animals in an ecosystem Nitrogen cycle
The movement of phosphorus from the environment to organisms and then back to the environment Phosphorus Cycle
a gradual process of change and replacement of some or all of the species in an community Ecological Succession
the type of succession that occurs on a surface where no ecosystem existed before; such as rocks or sand dunes Primary Succession
the more common type of succession, occurs on a surface where an ecosystem has previously existed Secondary Succession
a species the colonizes an uninhabited area and that starts an ecological cycle in which many other species become established Pioneer Species
a final, stable community in equilibrium with the environment Climax Community

Ecosystems Crossword

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Description

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

Chapter 5 Crossword Puzzle

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Description

Energy from the sun enters the ecosystem and a plant uses the sunlight to make sugar molecules. Photosynthesis
An organism that makes its own food. Producer
An organism that gets its energy by eating other organisms. Consumer
An organism that gets its food by breaking down dead organisms. Decomposer
The process of breaking down food to yield energy. Cellular Respiration
A sequence in which energy is transferred from one organism to the next as each organism eats another organism. Food Chain
Feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem. Food Web
Each step through which energy is transferred in a food chain. Trophic Level
A process in which nitrogen is cycled between the atmosphere, bacteria, and other organisms. Nitrogen Cycle
A few species of bacteria that can fix atmospheric nitrogen into chemical compounds. Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria

Ch. 5: Energy Transfer Crossword

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An induvidual animal, plant, or single-celled life form Organism
Simple chart that shows energy being transferred from one organism to another Food Chain
Complex chart showing a plethora of relationships between many different organims in the food chain Food Web
Organisms that form the base of the energy pyramid Producers
Energy is _______ as you go up the energy pyramid and food chain Lost
Energy _________ as you go down the energy pyramid Increases
Each step that energy is transferred through a food chain is called a __________ ________ Trophic Level
During ____________ _______________ , some energy is lost. Cellular Respiration
Organisms in the energy pyramid that have the least amount of energy Tertiary Consumers
Diagram that shows the loss of energy as you go up and the increase of energy as you go down Energy Pyramid

How Ecosystems Work Crossword

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Description

organism that get their energy by eating other organisms Consumer
consumers that get their food by breaking down dead organisms Decomposer
the process of breaking down food to yield energy Cellular Respiration
a sequence in which energy is transferred from one organism to the next as each organism eats another organism Food Chain
shows many feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem Food Web
each step through which energy is transferred in a food chain Trophic Level
a process by which carbon is cycled between the atmosphere, land, water, and organisms Carbon Cycle
a process in which nitrogen is cycled between the atmosphere, bacteria, and other organisms Nitrogen Cycle
the movement of phosphorus from the environment to organisms and then back to the environment Phosphorus Cycle
bacteria that convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria
a gradual process of change and replacement of some or all of the species in a community Ecological Succession
the type of succession that occurs on a surface where no ecosystem existed before, such as on rocks or sand dunes Primary Succession
the more common type of succession; occurs on a surface where an ecosystem has previously existed Secondary Succession
the first organism to colonize any newly available area and begin the process of ecological succession Pioneer Species
a final and stable community Climax Community

Ecology Crossword

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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

Ecosystems Word Search

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Description

Abiotic
Autotrophs
Biotic
Carbon cycle
Carrying capacity
Coexist
Commensalism
Community
Competition
Consumer
Cooperation
Decomposer
Denitrification
Detivore
Ecology
Ecosystem
Energy pyramid
Food Chain
Food web
Habitat
Heterotroph
Host
Limiting factors
Mutualism
Niche
Nitrogen cycle
Nitrogen fixation
Organism
Parasitism
Population
Population Density
Predator
Prey
Producer
Species
Symbiosis
Trophic level

Ecology vocabulary crossword puzzle

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Description

What are animals called that eat meat? Carnivores
Animals that eat plants are? Herbivores
If animals eat both plants and meat they are called Omnivores
If the number of organisms that an environment can support due to limited resources it is Carrying capacity
If an organism cant carry out photosynthesis then they will have to eat on other organisms they are called ? Heterotrophs
A section of biospheres that has different types of organism intereacting with each other and with their environment is called Ecosystem
If a animal feeds on a herbivore and they are carnivores their known as Secondary consumers
The living things that lives in an area and interacts with each and also depend with each others are called Biotic Factors
The non-living things that living things need in order to survive are called Abiotic factors
A diagram that shows the transfer of food energy from one organism to the next organism is called Food chain
A web that is made of more than two food chain inter connect is Food web
A herbivore that feeds on plants are called Primary consumers
Are plants and algae they produce their own food thought process of photosynthesis are Autotrophs
A plant that uses photosynthesis to store energy is called Producers
The struggle between members of the same species or different species for limited reasources is called Competition
If the number of specfic organism in an area is known as Population density
A symbiotic relationship in which both organism benefit is called as Mutualism
A close long term of relationships between two organism of different species is called Symbiosis
A type of symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits while the other is neither helped or harmed is called Commensalism
A role of an organism in an ecosystemis called a Niche