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BIOLOGICAL INDICATOR

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French Equivalent: Indicateur biologique

Definition:
Biological indicator refer to organisms, species or community whose characteristics show the presence of specific environmental conditions. Other terms used are indicator organism, indicator plant and indicator species.

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

Cross References:
Biological benchmark
Environmental indicator

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, November 13, 2001