Termites Can Prevent the Desertification of the Soil, New Study Finds

February 6, 2015 9:30 AM

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It appears that termites aren’t as useless as many believe, as it was revealed by researchers at the Princeton University that termites can prevent the desertification of the soil, through their homes. The results of this study were published in the journal Science.

Researchers have found that termite houses, large dirt mounds, are extremely important to stopping the spread of deserts in agricultural lands and ecosystems that are semi-arid. The study didn’t just reveal that termites can prevent the desertification of the soil, but it found that the termites’ ho...

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