Special Issue "Ecology of Termites"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: ecology of termites; social evolution; communication in termites; ageing in social insects
Termites have a bad reputation as pests. However, as is so often the case, the termites’ disrepute is the result of the actions of just a few, and the great majority of the about 3000 species are dwellers of the dark, and have a pivotal role in ecosystem functioning that goes unnoticed. Termites are evolutionarily and ecologically very successful insects. Living in complex societies and able to digest wood with the aid of a diverse symbiotic gut fauna seems the basis for this success story.
This Special Issue will focus on the ecology of termites. Any topics related to termites and their ecology, including biodiversity, systematics, termite-related symbiosis, termite management, and social organization, are invited from across the globe. Authors are encouraged to submit relevant research articles, as well as review manuscripts.
Prof. Dr. Judith Korb
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ecosystem services
- social organization
- termite management