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indicator species
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
Definition
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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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/17401.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/17401
Used For
bio-indicator organisms
bioindicator species
biological indicators
biomonitors
indicator bacteria
indicator organisms
indicator plants
indicator taxa
Broader Term
organisms
Related Term
biodiversity
biological tags
diagnostic sensitivity
diagnostic specificity
ecosystems
environmental indicators
environmental quality
flagship species
pollutants
pollution
toxic substances
Spanish
especies indicadoras
Term Number
17401