Termites prevent deserts from encroaching into grasslands: study

February 8, 2015 1:32 PM

16 0

Termites prevent deserts from encroaching into grasslands: study

Termites play an important role when it comes to stop deserts from spreading into semi-arid ecosystems and protecting savannas, according to a new study by Princeton University researchers.

A group of researchers from Princeton University found that mounds created by termites worked as a barrier, preventing deserts from encroaching into agricultural areas and grasslands. By that, the minute creatures help in preserving habitats for large animals like zebras and lions.

Read more

To category page

Loading...