In hunted rainforests, termites lose their dominance

In hunted rainforests, termites lose their dominance

Termite populations in African rainforests decline sharply when elephants and other large animals disappear. Reduced dung and deadwood after large herbivores are hunted out may harm the forest’s “ecosystem engineers.”

Link: http://news.rice.edu/2019/12/02/in-hunted-rainforests-termites-lose-their-dominance/