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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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