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indicator species

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine

in A Dictionary of Biology

Sixth edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199204625
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191726507
indicator species

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A plant or animal species that is very sensitive to a particular environmental factor, so that its presence (or absence)

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Subjects: Biological Sciences

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