What is it about?
We suppressed termites in plots in Bornean rainforest to examine their ecological roles. We found they were beneficial to the ecosystem, particularly during droughts.
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Why is it important?
Termites are often thought of as pests. This paper shows that they are often beneficial to natural ecosystems.
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This page is a summary of: Termites mitigate the effects of drought in tropical rainforest, Science, January 2019, American Association for the Advancement of Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aau9565.
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