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Nature's Unseen Engineers: Ants and Termites

Nature's Unseen Engineers: Ants and Termites


Attenborough Studio

23 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

In the tropics, the soil teems with termites and ants. Together they underpin the ecology of this fascinating environment. But just how important are they? And how can scientists prove it?

Meet a Museum scientist who seems to be trying to do the impossible - eliminate termites and ants from small areas of South Africa's savannahs. He's hoping to study the impact their absence has on soil, plants and other invertebrates. Join us to find out more about this challenging research and discover how the smaller things in life are often the most important.

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