Termite mounds protect drylands from desertification

February 6, 2015 9:41 PM

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What might appear to be an ecosystem on the brink of desertification, may actually be land saved by termites from the drying effects of climate change.

But as researchers at Princeton University recently found out, one of the issues with studying the role of termite mounds -- as they relate to the transition of semi-arid ecosystems to full-on deserts -- is that the structured pattern of termite mound-encouraged greenery and the design of plant-life...

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