The impact of the locust control insecticide fipronil on termites and ants in two contrasting habitats in northern Australia

@inproceedings{Steinbauer2011TheIO,
  title={The impact of the locust control insecticide fipronil on termites and ants in two contrasting habitats in northern Australia},
  author={Martin J Steinbauer and Ralf Peveling},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract Termites and ants are key ecosystem engineers and nutrient re-cyclers. Extensive spraying of insecticides presents a hazard to these insects. Using a control-treatment paired design comprising 3 replicate pairs of plots per soil type, we quantified the impact of fipronil on termite consumption of cardboard and wood baits, termite repair of deliberately damaged mounds as well as ant community composition and abundance in two different habitats (black vertisol and red kandosol soil) when… CONTINUE READING
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