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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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Biology Crossword

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The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases. Abiotic
A microorganism that uses only inorganic materials as its source of nutrients; carbon dioxide is the autotroph's sole carbon source. Autotroph
a large, distinct, easily differentiated community of organisms arising as a result of complex interactions of climatic factors, flora, fauna, and substrate; usually designated according to kind of vegetation present, such as tundra, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, or grassland. Biome
pertaining to all plant and animal life or living organisms Biotic
All regions in the world where living organisms are found. Biotsphere
any animal that eats primarily flesh, particularly mammals of the order Carnivora, which includes cats, dogs, bears, and others Carnivore
A symbiotic relationship in which one species derives benefit and the other is unharmed; for example, Entamoeba coli in the human large intestine. Commensalism
A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government. Community
The process by which the activity or presence of one substance interferes with, or suppresses, the activity of another substance with similar affinities Competition
any organism which consumes other organisms to gain food resources. Macro consumers (phagotrophs) are chiefly animals which ingest other organisms or particulate organic matter (detritus) Consumer
the fundamental unit in ecology, comprising the living organisms and the nonliving elements interacting in a certain defined area. Ecosystem
power that may be translated into motion, overcoming resistance or causing a physical change; the ability to do wor Energy
An ecological pyramid illustrating the energy flow within an ecosystem. Energy pyramid
the interrelation of various species of plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms that are connected to each other as food and food consumers Food chain
A diagram depicting those organisms that eat other organisms in the same ecosystem. In some cases, the organisms may already be dead. Food web
the environment in which an animal or plant normally lives or grows Habitat
An animal that eats only vegetation. Herbivore
living organism that obtains its energy from carbohydrates and other organic material. All animals and most bacteria and fungi are heterotrophic Heterotroph
An interaction between two species that benefits both. Individuals that interact with mutualists experience higher success than those that do not. Mutualism
The unique role or way of life of a plant or animal species. Niche
the passage of a nutrient through an ECOSYSTEM so that it eventually becomes reavailable to the PRIMARY PRODUCERS. Nutrient system
an organism feeding on both animals and plants. For example, humans have teeth adapted to chewing both types of material Omnivore
symbiosis in which one population (or individual) adversely affects another, but cannot live without it. Paratism
the individuals collectively constituting a certain category or inhabiting a specified geographic area. Population
An organism that lives by preying on other organisms. Predation
An organism, such as a green plant, that produces its own food through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis and constitutes the first trophic level in a food chain Producer
in parasitology, the biologic association of two individuals or populations of different species Symbiosis
The position of a species or a group of species within a food chain or food web. Trophic level

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Ecology Vocab Crossword

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The part if the Earth, including air, land, surface rocks, and wate, within which life occurs Bioshpere
What is a consumer that eats only animals? Carnivore
The largest populaton an area can suport Carrying Capacity
What is the first species to populate and area? pioneer species
A realationship between 2 species in which 1 species benefits and the other is neither helped or harmed commensalism
What are all the different populations called that live together in an area? community
The struggle between organisms to survive as the attempt to use the same limited resoure compedtition
What is an organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms? comsumer
An organism that breaks down dead organisms "natures recyclers" decomposer
What is the study of how living things interact with each other and their enviroment? ecology
All the living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) that interact in area ecosystem
What is it called when you move into a population? immigration
A diagram that shows the amount of energy that moves to 1 feeding level to another in a food web energy pyramid
series of changes that occur in an area where the ecosystem had been disturbed, but where soil and organisms still exsit Secondary succenssion
What is a series of events in which one organism eat another? food chain

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ecology Crossword

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what type of animal eats only other animals carnivore
what type of animal eats only plants herbivore
an animal that eats both plants and animals omnivore
organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms consumer
organisms that return nutrients to the soil and break down dead organisms decomposer
organisms that use sunlight to make food producer
diagram that shows the amount of energy that moves from one feeding level to another in a food web energy pyramid
what is a series of events in which one organism eats another called? food chain
the pattern of overlapping food chains in an ecosystem. a model of feeding relationships food web
an organism's particular role in an ecosystem, or or how it makes its living niche
an organism that lives on or in a host and causes harm parasite
moving into a population immigration
leaving a population emigration
the first species to populate an area pioneer species
anything that restricts the number of individuals living in a population limiting factor
a symbotic relationship in which both organisms benefit mutualism
a close relationship between two organisms in which at least one of the organisms benefit symbiosis
the part of the earth, including the air, land, surface rocks, and water, within which life occurs biosphere

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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

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