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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

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

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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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

Ecology, Energy Flow, Human Impact Crossword

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the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. Ecology
a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. Species
a group of individuals of the same species inhabiting the same area. Population
an association of populations of two or more different species occupying the same area in a particular time. Community
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. Ecosystem
organisms that can make their own energy through biochemical processes, also known as autotrophs producer
organisms of an ecological food chain which receive energy by consuming other organisms, also known as heterotrophs consumer
A process in which organisms, with the aid of chlorophyll (green plant enzyme), convert carbon dioxide and inorganic substances into oxygen and additional plant material, using sunlight for energy. Photosynthesis
an animal that gets its energy from eating plants, and only plants Herbivore
an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue Carnivore
a group of animals that derive energy and nutrients from a variety of food sources, such as plants and animals, as well as fungi, algae and bacteria. omnivore
organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms, and in doing so, they carry out the natural process of decomposition decomposer
A succession of organisms in a community that are linked to each other through the transfer of energy and nutrients, beginning with an autotrophic organism such as a plant and continuing with each organism being consumed by one higher in the chain food chain
system of interlocking and interdependent food chains food web
any class of organisms that occupy the same position in a food chain, as primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers. Only 10% of the energy is transferred from each level. Trophic level
the mass of living biological organisms in a given area or ecosystem at a given time biomass
the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc. weather
the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period. climate
A term used to describe the heating of the atmosphere owing to the presence of carbon dioxide and other gases. greenhouse effect
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism. habitat
the ecological role of an organism in a community especially in regard to food consumption niche
Destruction of the upper atmospheric layer of ozone gas, caused by substances formed from breakdown of ozone depleting substances, known as chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs ozone depletion
he act or result of cutting down or burning all the trees in an area, reducing the number of organisms able to carry out photosynthesis deforestation
rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes acid rain
a plant, fungus, or animal species that is not native to a specific location invasive
the accumulation of substances, such as pesticides, or other chemicals in an organism bioaccumulation
the increasing concentration of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in the tissues of organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain biomagnification

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

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

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

Energy Transfer (Environmental Science) Crossword

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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

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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A series of of steps how organisms transfer food into energy Food chain
Network of animels feeding habits Food web
The steps in a food web/chain Trophic levels
Sunlight/chemical energy converted into forms that cells can use Autotrophs
The study of interaction between organisms and their environment. Ecology
A consumer that eats Meat. Carnivore
An organism that gets energy by breaking down the remains of dead organisms. Decomposer
Eating something Consumer
Eats plants Herbivore
None living part of a environment Abiotic factor
Population as a whole Community
A group of individuals of the same species. Population
Living factors in the environment. Biotic factor
Place on earth where life is Biosphere
Similar organisms that breed/produce Species
Ecosystem that has close to the same climates and organisms. Biome
Living in a place together with their physical environment is known as what? Ecosystem
Eats both plants and animals Omnivores
Eats already dead or found animals Scavengers
organisms in an ecosystem that produce biomass from inorganic compounds Primary producer
Why are plants green? Photosynthesis
of organic compounds by bacteria or other living organisms using energy derived from reactions involving inorganic chemicals, typically in the absence of sunlight. Chemosynthesis
an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances. Heterotroph
an animal that feeds on dead organic material, especially plant detritus. Detritivore