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indicator species
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S Biological Sciences
Any organism which by its presence or absence, its frequency or its vigor, indicates a particular property of its surrounding environment. For example, a particular plant might indicate a soil type or the presence or absence of an air or water pollutant.
Definition Source
Schwarz, Charles F.; Thor, Edward C.; Elsner, Gary H. 1976. Wildland planning glossary. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-13. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn. 252 p.
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bio-indicator organisms
bioindicator species
biological indicators
indicator bacteria
indicator organisms
indicator plants
indicator taxa
Broader Term
Related Term
biological tags
diagnostic sensitivity
diagnostic specificity
environmental indicators
environmental quality
flagship species
toxic substances
especies indicadoras
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