Fungus-Cultivating Termites of the African Savanna — Ecosystem Engineers
Most people associate termites with damage to buildings and crops, but these insects also play key roles in the functioning of dry ecosystems. They enrich soil quality by processing and concentrating organic matter, and their complex subterranean nests promote water infiltration. Termite mounds form in a strikingly uniform pattern that evenly distributes the biological wealth across the landscape. Learn how termite mounds enhance ecosystem productively and stability with this classroom poster.
(This poster is designed to be printed at a maximum size of 29.5" x 23.5”)
Termite; Fungus; desertification; Microenvironment; Social Structure; Spatial Patterning; Colony; Colonies; Ecological; Ecological Hotspot; Africa; African Savanna; Ecosystem; Statistics