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_____ another name for movement energy kinetic energy
_____ transferred when one organism eats another energy transfer
_____ is a system of food chains food web
_____ is a animal that eats others for food predator
_____ is a diagram shaped like a triangle that shows the loss of energy at each level of the food chain energy pyramid
_____ is the process by which plants capture light energy from the sun and convert it into sugar photosynthesis
_____ is a consumer that eats animals carnivore
_____ is a consumer that eats plants herbivore
_____ is a consumer that eats a variety of organisms omnivore
____ is a organism that make their own food producer
_____ is an organism that eats producers or other organisms for energy consumer

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

Ecology crossword puzzle

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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

Ecology vocabulary crossword puzzle

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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

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

Energy Transfer Crossword puzzle

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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

Food web Crossword

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A decomposer is an insect , fungus,or bacteria that breaks animals or plants that are Dead
/prey Predator
Producer/ Consumer
Animals who only eat plants Herbivores
Start of the food web Producers
To show the relationship in an ecosystem Food webs
Plants make their food by a process of Photosynthesis
Organisms that eat both meat and plants Omnivore
A type of decomposer Fungus
Top of the food webs Apex predator
Gets hunted Prey
Energy being transfered to other organisms Energy transfer
Animals that eat leaves Folivore
Organisms that eat only fruit Frigivore
Organisms that eat only wood Xylophage
Organisms that find and eat dead meat Scavenger
Organisms that eat only seeds Granivore
Organisms that can feed themselves Autotroph
Organism who cant feed themselves Heterotroph
Organisms that only eat nectar Necativore

Food chain Crossword

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Animals that eat only meat CARNIVORES
An organism that lives off the body of other organisms PARASITE
Animals that eat plants and other animals OMNIVORE
Animals that only eat plants HERBIVORES
Organisms that make their own food through photosynthesis PRODUCERS
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms CONSUMERS
A group of overlapping food chains FOOD WEB
A chain of living things that are linked together by what they eat FOOD CHAIN
Organisms that break down dead animals and recycle nutrients back into the soil DECOMPOSERS
The process that producers use to make their own food PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Animals that are above producers but below secondary consumers in a food pyramid PRIMARY CONSUMERS
Animals above primary consumers in the food pyramid SECONDARY CONSUMERS
Animals that are above secondary consumers in the food pyramid TERTIARY CONSUMERS
Animals that eat the dead bodies of other animals SCAVENGERS

producers consumers decomposers Crossword

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an organism that makes its own food producer
self feeders autotroph
an organism that eats both plants and animals omnivore
an organism that only eats plants herbivore
organism that only eats meat carnivore
a consumer that gets their food by breaking down dead organisms decomposer
organisms that get their energy by eating other organisms consumer
an example of decomposers Bacteria
the main source of energy sun
another name for consumer heterotrophs

ECOLOGY Crossword

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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 Study Worksheet Crossword

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an organism that is able to form nutritional organic substances from simple inorganic substances autotroph
an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances heterotroph
A non-living part of an ecosystem. abiotic factor
the part of the earth within which life occurs biosphere
A living part of an ecosystem bioticfactor
An animal that eats only other animals carnivore
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is unaffected commensalism
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms consumer
All the living and non-living things that interact in an area Ecosystem
A series of events in which one organism eats another Food chain
The pattern of overlapping food chains in an ecosystem. food web
An animal that eats only plants. Organism that obtains energy ONLY from producers Herbivore
An organism that provides a source of energy or a suitable environment for a virus or for another organism to live Host
A symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benefit Mutualism
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits while the other is harmed Parasitism
An animal that eats both plants and animals Omnivore
A carnivore that hunts and kills other animals for food and has adaptations that help it capture the animals it preys upon Predator
An animal that the predator feeds upon Prey
Organisms that use sunlight to make food Producer
A close relationship between two organisms in which at least one of the organisms benefits Symbiosis