Vertical stratification of the termite assemblage in a neotropical rainforest

  title={Vertical stratification of the termite assemblage in a neotropical rainforest},
  author={Yves Roisin and Alain Dejean and Bruno Corbara and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Orivel and Mirna Samaniego and Maurice Leponce},
The importance of termites as decomposers in tropical forests has long been recognized. Studies on the richness and diversity of termite species and their ecological function have flourished in more recent times, but these have been mostly conducted in a thin stratum within a standing man’s reach. Our aims were to evaluate the specific richness and composition of the termite assemblage in the canopy of a tropical rainforest and to determine its originality with respect to the sympatric ground… 

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