Indicator plants

martin adler kapib01 at
Wed Apr 17 10:21:55 EST 1996

On Wed, 17 Apr 1996, Jari Oksanen wrote:

> If an environmental variable has an effect on the abundance or condition of a 
> plant species, then the abundance or condition of that plant species 
 or of species competing with that or depending on that particular species
 (synecology is a complex field with much left to do...)

  can be 
> used as an indicator of that environmental variable. That means, all plants 
> are indicator plants. The problem is to find their indicator values (I can 
> imagine two meanings for "indicator value", but both are research problems). 
martin adler

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