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Termites and Soils
Termite (Isoptera) control in agriculture and forestry by non-chemical methods: a review.
Non-chemical control of termites in agriculture and forestry is attracting renewed interest following increasing restrictions on the use of persistent organochlorine (cyclodiene) insecticides.
The diversity, abundance and biomass of termites under differing levels of disturbance in the Mbalmayo Forest Reserve, southern Cameroon
TLDR
This paper presents data on the abundance, biomass and species richness of termites in the Mbalmayo Forest Reserve, southern Cameroon and concludes that this is the most accurate estimation of termite assemblage parameters yet attempted.
Termites and the soil environment
  • T. Wood
  • Biology
    Biology and Fertility of Soils
  • 1 May 1988
TLDR
Some termite nests are simple constructions and their internal microclimate is not much different from that in the soil, but other nests are often complex structures where temperature and humidity are closely regulated to produce a favourable environment.
The species richness of termites (Isoptera) under differing levels of forest disturbance in the Mbalmayo Forest Reserve, southern Cameroon
Five forest plots of differing disturbance levels were sampled qualitatively for termites in the Mbalmayo Forest Reserve, southern Cameroon, using 100 m belt transects. Results showed a large
Termites and Soils.
Predation by Megaponera foetens (Fabr.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on termites in the Nigerian southern Guinea Savanna
TLDR
It is concluded that factors including termite abundance,termite foraging regimes and seasonality, termite biomass and the reactions of the ants to the termites and their products are involved in successful predation of termites by Megaponera.
Termite (Isoptera) damage and control in tropical forestry with special reference to Africa and Indo-Malaysia: a review
TLDR
Use of resistant tree species and development of resistant varieties offers the only long-term solution, but until these are available there will be a need to continue using cyclodienes or rapidly to develop alternative control methods.
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