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Litmus tests for ecosystem health: the potential of bioindicators in the monitoring of biodiversity

, : Litmus tests for ecosystem health: the potential of bioindicators in the monitoring of biodiversity. Biodiversity: implications for global food security: 184-204

As the emphasis shifts from ex situ to in situ conservation of biodiversity, particularly the conservation of entire ecosystems, methods of monitoring the state of that biodiversity are needed. This chapter concentrates on the use of organisms or groups of organisms as bioindicators to indicate adverse biological effects of several factors, either acting alone or synergistically. These factors include air pollution and climatic and environmental changes.


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