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Review of termite forest ecology and opportunities to investigate the relationship of termites to fire

@article{Peterson2010ReviewOT,
  title={Review of termite forest ecology and opportunities to investigate the relationship of termites to fire},
  author={C. Peterson},
  journal={Sociobiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={56},
  pages={313-352}
}
In forests, termites serve as “soil engineers,” translocating mineral soil to the surface, constructing macropores to improve water infiltration, increase soil minerals and organic carbon, facilitate the growth of microbes and affect the growth of vegetation. The future productivity of a forest site therefore depends to some degree on termite activity. termites could reduce the probability of forest fire by reducing fuel loads, either through direct consumption of the wood or through the… Expand
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