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BIOLOGICAL BENCHMARK

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French Equivalent: Référence biologique

Definition:
A biological benchmark is a population level or fitness of plant or animal species used as a benchmark for measuring pollution in natural systems (habitats).

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Biological indicator

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, November 02, 2001