Exciting new science points to the role termites play in tropical forest survival. An interesting study was just completed by a group from the University of Liverpool using 4000 rolls of toilet paper, or as the Brits call them, “loo rolls”! The drier drought soils increased termite activity which not only increased the decomposition of leaf litter and wood, but also increased the overall level of moisture in the soil and the rate of nutrient cycling within the environment. Rack one up for the termites!
Go to: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2019/january/termites-help-protect-rainforests-from-climate-change.html