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Tiny termites can hold back deserts by creating oases of plant life

ScienceDaily (February 5, 2015)

Tiny termites can hold back deserts by creating oases of plant life

ScienceDaily (February 5, 2015)

Termites might not top the list of humanity’s favorite insects, but new research suggests that their large dirt mounds are crucial to stopping the spread of deserts into semi-arid ecosystems and agricultural lands. The results not only suggest that termite mounds could make these areas more resilient to climate change than previously thought, but could also inspire a change in how scientists determine the possible effects of climate change on ecosystems.

Story Source Princeton University

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