Termite emergence

On opening the door of the house this evening, we were immediately inundated with thousands of flying termites, which had been attracted to our porch light. Mass emergences like this can often occur after rain, when the reproductive females and males from different termite nests emerge in huge numbers in…

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Herbivory and vegetation surveys

Although I am back in the lab in Cambridge, other fieldwork is continuing apace. In particular there are ongoing studies on rat populations and small carnivores, studies of herbivory and natural predators, and studies of the understory vegetation and epiphytic plants. Each of these includes work categorising aspects of biodiversity…

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