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Título: Effect of selective logging intensity on two termite species of the genus Syntermes in Central Amazonia
Autor(es): Ana C CordeiroDuarte
Flávio J luizão
Niro Higuchi
Albertina Pimentel Lima
Assunto: Selective logging
Litter-feeding termites
ISSN: 0378-1127
Revista: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 137
Resumo: We studied the effect of experimental logging on two species of termites of the genus Syntermes in 11 plots of 4 ha in a forest 90 km north of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. The density of S. chaquimayensis decreased with increase in logging damage suffered 9�10 years before the study, whereas S. molestus was not significantly affected. S. chaquimayensis is the most abundant species of termite on plateauxs in undisturbed forest on heavy clay latosolos in Amazonia. That species removes leaf disks almost twice the size of other species of Syntermes. Therefore, disturbances such as logging, which reduces the abundance of this species could reduce the rate of litter breakdown in the forest.
ISSN: 0378-1127
Aparece nas coleções:Coordenação de Biodiversidade (CBIO)

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