Federal University of Viçosa - Department of Entomology, Brazil 
Termites (English), Cupins (Brazilian portuguese - Português do Brasil), Térmitas (Portuguese - Português),
Termites (French - Français), Termiten (German - Deutsch), Termitas (Spanish - Español), 
Termitter (Norwegian - Norsk), Termiti (Czech - Cesky).
"What makes things baffling is their degree of complexity, 
not their sheer size...a star is simpler than an insect."
(Martin Rees, Scientific American, Dec. 1999)

IV Simposium of Termitology

held at Viçosa MG Brazil in November 2017.



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    The enemy of my enemy is my friend
    by Og DeSouza - Monday, 18 December 2017, 7:37 PM

    Ants, normally thought as enemies of termites, can help them to reduce the pressure from termitophile invasion in termite nests. Fire-induced disturbance boosted coexistence of termites and non-social termitophiles via the habitat amelioration that termitaria provided under wildfire. Simultaneously, harsh conditions enhanced termitaria defense by social termitophiles.

    A new paper from our collaboration with the Graduate School of Ecology, UFMG, appearin in  Ecology and Evolution DOI:10.1002/ece3.3601

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