Termites help rainforests during droughts.
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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.
Why is it important?
Termites are often thought of as pests. This paper shows that they are often beneficial to natural ecosystems.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Paul Eggleton