Theses completed at the Termitology Lab
(supervisor: Dr. Og DeSouza)

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While studying the organization of termite communities, we need sometimes to investigate termite populational parameters and even some features of termite colonies. To fully understand termite's detritivory, we need to inspect the ecology of other detritivores (such as Scarabaeidae) or even herbivores (such as Lepidoptera and Coleoptera).

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PhD theses

Louzada, J. N. C. 2000. Effects of forest fragmentation on the structure of Scarabaeidae community (Insecta: Coleoptera). PhD Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsed by Brazilian National Council for Research (CNPq). [original in Portuguese: Efeitos da fragmentação florestal sobre a estrutura da comunidade de Scarbaeidae (Insecta, Coleoptera)].

Teixeira, C. 2002. Insect-seed interaction: a positive view of the phenomenon. PhD Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. Sponsored by Brazilian Enterprise for Agricultural Research (EMBRAPA). [original in Portuguese: Interação inseto-semente: uma visão positiva do fenômeno].

Mugrabi, E. 2003. Determinants of the abundance of Lepidoptera populations in an industrial complex.PhD Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. Sponsored by Tubarão Siderurgic Company(CST). [original in Portuguese: Determinantes da abundância de populações de Lepidoptera em complexo industrial]

Galbiati, C. 2004. Does habitat fragmentation determine termite community structure? PhD Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian Agency for Personnel Development (CAPES). [original in Portuguese: A fragmentação de habitat determina a estrutura da comunidade de térmitas (Insecta: Isoptera)?]

Araújo, A.P.A. 2009. Regulation of foraging areas and structuring of termite communities. PhD Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. Sponsored by Brazilian National Council for Research (CNPq). [original in Portuguese: Regulação de áreas de forragemaneto e estruturação de comunidades de cupins.]

Mathews,T.T.G. 2009. Risks and bene fits of resource exploitation  by termites (Insecta: Isoptera). PhD Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian Agency for Personnel Development (CAPES). [original in Portuguese: Riscos e benefícios na exploração de recursos por cupins (Insecta: Isoptera).]

Araújo,F.S. 2010. Bottom-up and top-down ef ects regulating abundance in termites communities (Insecta: Isoptera). PhD Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. Sponsored by Brazilian National Council for Research (CNPq). [original in Portuguese: . Efeitos bottom-up e top-down na regulacão da  abundância em comunidades de cupins (Insecta: Isoptera).]

Florencio,D.F. 2010. Coexistence among termite species in  termitaria by feeding use di fferences. PhD Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian Agency for Personnel Development (CAPES). [original in Portuguese: Coexistência de espécies de cupins em cupinzeiros via diferenciação no uso dos recursos alimentares.]

Marins,A. 2012. Factors that enhence termite cohabitation inside termite mounds. PhD Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by FAPEMIG. [original in Portuguese: Fatores que propiciam a coabitação de cupinzeiros por diferentes espécies de cupins.]

Rosa,C.S. 2012. Interspecific interactions in termite mounds.  PhD Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. Sponsored by Brazilian National Council for Research (CNPq). [original in Portuguese: Interações interespecífica em ninhos de cupins.] 

Cristaldo, P.F. 2014. Nest-sharing among a termite host and its obligatory inquiline. Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. Sponsored by Brazilian National Council for Research (CNPq). [Portuguese translation: Partilha de ninho entre cupim hospedeiro e seu inquilino obrigatório.] 

Costa, D.A. 2016. The costs of the meetings between host and inquiline termites. Federal University fo Viçosa. Support: State Univ. of Mato Grosso. [Original in Portuguese: Custos do encontro entre cupins inquilinos e hospedeiros (Blattodea: Isoptera).]

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MSc theses

Carvalho, V. 1996. Reproductive strategy of Podisius nigrispinus. MSc Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian Agency for Personnel Development (CAPES). [original in Portuguese: Estratégia reprodutiva de Podisus nigrispinus].

Carneiro, M. A. A. 1997. Distributional patterns of galling insects in Bacharius conccina (Asteraceae). MSc Thesis, Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian National Council for Research (CNPq). [original in Portuguese: Padrões de distribuição de insetos indutores de galhas em Baccharis concinna (Asteraceae).]

Fadini, M. A. M. 1998. Determinants of termite richness in Atlantic forest (Insecta: Isoptera).MSc Thesis, Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian National Council for Research (CNPq). [original in Portuguese: Determinantes da riqueza de cupins (Insecta: Isoptera) em Mata Atlântica.]

Macedo, T. B. 1999. Termites in pastures: pests or not? MSc Thesis(Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian Agency for Personnel Development (CAPES). [original in Portuguese: Cupins em pastagens: pragas ou não?.]

Santos, C. A. 2000. Social facilitation attenuating environmental stresses in Cornitermes cumulans termites (Insecta: Isoptera). MSc Thesis(Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian Agency for Personnel Development (CAPES). [original in Portuguese: Facilitação social como atenuante de estresse ambiental em cupins Cornitermes cumulans (Isoptera: Termitidae).

Bernado, D. L. 2002. Improvements to the use of baits for termite sampling (Insecta: Isoptera). MSc Thesis(Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian Agency for Personnel Development (CAPES). [original in Portuguese: Aperfeiçoamento do uso de iscas para amostragem de cupins (Insecta: Isoptera).]

Assunção, E. D. 2002. Viability of artificial baits and manual collection for termite community sampling (Insecta: Isoptera). MSc Thesis(Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian Agency for Personnel Development (CAPES). [original in Portuguese: Viabilidade de iscas artificiais e coleta manual na amostragem de comunidades de cupins (Insecta: Isoptera).]

Araujo,A.P.A 2005. Why are there potential resource not explored by termites? MSc Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian Agency for Personnel Development (CAPES). [original in Portuguese: Por que existem recursos potenciais não explorados pelos cupins (Insecta: Isoptera)]

Gonçalves,T.T. 2005. Determinants of tree ocupation by termites. MSc Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian Agency for Personnel Development (CAPES). [original in Portuguese: Determinantes da ocupação de árvores por térmitas (insecta: isoptera).]

Marins,A. 2007. Agressivity in Cornitermes cumulans (Kollar) (Insecta: Isoptera) submitted to stress. MSc Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian National Council for Research (CNPq). [original in Portuguese: Agressividade em Cornitermes cumulans (Kollar) (Insecta: Isoptera) submetidos a estresse.]

Rosa,C. S. 2008. Interactions between termites (Insecta: Isoptera) and termitophiles. MSc Thesis (Animal Biology), Federal University of Viçosa. [original in Portuguese: Interações entre cupins (Insecta: Isoptera) e termitófilos.]

Lima,M.M. 2008. Economic injury levels of termites (Insetca: Isoptera) in sugarcane. MSc Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. Sponsored by Brazilian National Council for Research (CNPq). [original in Portuguese: Níveis de dano econômico para cupins (Insecta: Isoptera) em cana-de-açucar.]

Cristaldo,P.F. 2010. Mechanisms of defense in termite nests (Insecta: Isoptera). MSc Thesis (Animal Biology), Federal University of Viçosa. ponsored by Brazilian Agency for Personnel Development (CAPES). [original in Portuguese: Mecanismos de defesa em ninhos de cupins (Insecta: Isoptera).]

Vargas-Niño,A.P. 2010. Contacts between individuals mediating sociability in 
termites (Insecta: Isoptera). MSc Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. [original in Portuguese: Contatos interindividuais mediando sociabilidade em cupins (Insecta: Isoptera).]

Santos,H.H. 2016. Cohabitation and conflict in cohabiting termite species. MSc Thesis (Entomology), Federal University of Viçosa. [original in Portuguese: Coabitação e conflito em espécies de cupim coabitantes]



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