Definition of bioindicator in English:


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  • An organism used as an indicator of the quality of an ecosystem, especially in terms of pollution.
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    • Raptors can play an important role as bioindicators of habitat quality and pollution.
    • Read about Bill Baker's research into lichen-rock interface biology or the use of lichens and lichen-feeding moths as bioindicators of air pollution.
    • Burger and Gochfeld provide a thorough discussion of the utility and limitations of using seabirds as bioindicators of pollutants.

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