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Indicator Species

Natural Resources and Agriculture

  1. Daniel Farr

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vai006

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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Farr, D. 2006. Indicator Species. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 3.

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  1. Biota Research Ltd, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


The problem of deciding what to monitor to gauge progress towards biodiversity conservation has been the focus of considerable discussion. Three approaches are prominent: habitat indicators, indicator species, and biodiversity indicators.