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The number of different species in an area biodiversity
The illegal killing or removal of wildlife from their habitats poaching
A chemical in the pacific yew tree bark that has cancer fighting properties taxol
An area with a large population of valuable ocean organisms fishery
The disappearance of all members of a species from Earth extinction
The practice of raising fish and other water dwelling organisms for food aquaculture
The practice of cutting down all the trees in an area at once clearcutting
A species that influences the survival of many others in an ecosystem keystonespecies
The loss of natural habitat habitatdestruction
A resource that is either always available or is naturally replaced in a relatively short time renewableresource
The contamination of land, water and air pollution
The structure in an organism's cells that carries it's heredity information gene
A species in danger of becoming extinct in the near future endangeredspecies
The process of cutting down only some trees in an area at once selectivecutting

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Human/Global Impact Crossword

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A group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring species
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time climate
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area population
Place where an organism lives habitat
organism's role, or job, in its habitat niche
The removal of trees faster than forests can replace themselves. deforestation
Large geographic area with a similar climate and ecosystem biome
the living organisms in an ecosystem biotic
Any nonliving component of an environment abiotic
the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole) biodiversity
species whose population size is rapidly declining and will become extinct if the trend continues endangered species
Species that is likely to become endangered. threatened species
no longer present anywhere in the world; could be biotic or abiotic. global extinction
permanent elimination of a species from earth; irreversible loss species extinction
the loss of living space due to human activity or catastrophic events habitat loss
plants and animals that have migrated to places where they are not native invasive species
An increase in population over a period of time population growth
Release of harmful materials into the environment pollution
the use or extraction of a resource until it is depleted over exploitation
The process of making new products from materials that were used in another product. recycle
using a resource over and over in the same form reuse
to use less of something reduce
a piece of land where waste materials are dumped dump
A low area of land that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil. landfill
A measure of how much an individual consumes, expressed in area of land by soil. ecological footprint
All the different populations that live together in an area community
a community of organisms and their abiotic environment ecosystem
Habitat Destruction, Invasive Species, Population, Pollution, Overharvesting HIPPO

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Biodiversity Crossword

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the number of different species in an area biodiversity
species that influences the survival of many other species keystonespecies
carries the hereditary information that determines traits genes
the disappearance of all members of a species from Earth extinction
a species in danger of becoming extinct in the near future endangeredspecies
a species that could become endangered threatenedspecies
the loss of a natural habitat habitatdestruction
breaking larger habitats into smaller, isolated pieces habitatfragmentation
illegal killing or removal of wildlife from their habitats poaching
the mating of animals in zoos or on wildlife preserves captivebreeding

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Energy in an Ecosystem Crossword

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

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Environmental science crossword

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

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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

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Forestry Crossword

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type of cutting where specific trees in an area are chosen to cut selective
type of cutting where all of the trees in an area are cut at the same time clear
genetically improved species of trees, but decreases biodiversity treeplantations
increases with deforestation runoff
caused by mining, logging, and urban sprawl deforestation
caused by vegetation dying out and more undergrowth forestfires
occur in forests that haven't had ground fires in a while crownfires
occur underground, fire is difficult to detect groundfires
burns undergrowth and leaf litter surfacefires
in 2030, only ___ percent of all forests will be left ten
high biodiversity, decaying wood and ground layer, and healthy soil profile oldgrowthforests
type of topography in an old growth forest pitandmound
name for the type of management used in the practice of tree plantations evenage
practice of only cutting and removing the largest, best trees highgrading
removing all trees except for seed producing trees scattered to regenerate new trees seedtree
type of cutting when trees are clear cut to match the contour of the land strip
removing trees in a series of cuttings instead of all at once to give the forest a chance to regenerate shelterwood
type of management where an area is growing with trees of all ages, from seedling to mature unevenage
the forest ecosystem helps to clean these airandwater
trees help reduce the amount of this gas in the atmosphere carbondioxide

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Ecology/Environmental Crossword

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

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WILDLIFE CROSSWORD

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All free ranging vertebrates in their naturally associated environments. WILDLIFE
The condition where in the breeding, care and feeding of animals are more or less controlled by man. DEMESTICATION
Domestic Animals which have reverted to the wild state. FERAL ANIMALS
The art of making land produce valuable populations of wildlife. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
The habitat of earth occupied by living organisms. BIOSPHERE
All the materials and processes in the surroundings of an organisms or population. ENVIRONMENT
The study of relationships between organisms and the environment. ECOLOGY
It is the kind of biotic community, or set of biotic communities in which an animal or population lives. HABITAT
Te combination of biotic community and physical environment. ECOSYSTEM
Biological changes that fit an animal for survival and reproduction within a particular environment or within a limited range of environments. ADAPATATIONS
A term referring o forest. SYLVATIC
Any materials provided by nature from which living things draw their substances. NATURAL RESOURCES
A two-way movement, usually between seasonally used home ranges. MIGRATION
The cessation of existence of a species or group of taxa reducing biodiversity. EXTINCTION
Pairing male and one female for at least one breeding season. MONOGAMY
A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. SPECIES
A range of different species. DIVERSITY
An animal that feeds on plants. HERBIVORE
An animal that feeds on flesh CARNIVORE
An animal that eats both food of both plants and animal origin. OMNIVORE
A region of transition between two biological communities. ECOTONE
Resources are limited in that environment. LIMITING FACTOR
An area of cooperation. TRANSITION ZONE
An animal born in a specific habitat. NATIVE
An ecological unit composed of a group of organisms. COMMUNITY

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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

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Adaptation Word Search

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Adaptation
Behavioral Adaptation
Biome
Camouflage
Carnivore
Climate
Countershading
Ecosystem
Endangered Species
Environment
Extinct
Habitat
Herbivore
Hibernation
Instinct
Learned Behavior
Metamorphosis
Migration
Mimicry
Natural Section
Omnivore
Physical Adaptation
Predator
Prey

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