2009 October 13

Women serve as ‘indicator species’ for bicycle infrastructure

By maureenk@mail.utexas.edu  |  Articles

An indicator species is a species that defines a trait of a given environment. For example, the presence of a particular species may indicate an environmental condition such as disease, pollution, species competition, or climate change. Indicator species are invaluable to biologists who are monitoring a region, as that species can provide a highly sensitive gauge. Interestingly, a recent article in …