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indicator species

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.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-awic
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • biological indicators
  • biomonitors
  • indicator bacteria
  • indicator taxa
  • bio-indicator organisms
  • indicator organisms
  • bioindicator species
  • indicator plants
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/17401
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