Secondary effect

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Term Secondary effect
Description An effect where the stressor acts on supporting components of the ecosystem, which in turn have an effect on the ecological component of interest (synonymous with indirect effects; compare with definition for primary effect).
Definition Secondary effect

An effect where the stressor acts on supporting components of the ecosystem, which in turn have an effect on the ecological component of interest (synonymous with indirect effects; compare with definition for primary effect).

References http://www.epa.gov/oswer/riskassessment/glossary.htm#l
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