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Vocabulary Term Details

Indicator species

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indicator_species)

An indicator species is any biological species that defines a trait or characteristic of the environment. For example, a species may delineate an ecoregion or indicate an environmental condition such as a disease outbreak, pollution, species competition or climate change. Indicator species can be among the most sensitive species in a region, and sometimes act as an early warning to monitoring biologists. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Indicator organisms
N/ABiological indicators
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Ecological indicators

This term is used for the following terms: 
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Approved Date
06-Nov-2013

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