Termite Assemblage Collapse Along A Land-Use Intensification Gradient In Lowland Central Sumatra, Indonesia.

TitleTermite Assemblage Collapse Along A Land-Use Intensification Gradient In Lowland Central Sumatra, Indonesia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsJones DT, Susilo F, Bignell D, Hardiwinoto S, Gillison A, Eggleton P
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org, dtj@nhm.ac.uk
JournalJournal of Applied Ecology
Volume40
Issue2
Start Page380
Pagination380–391
Date PublishedApril 2003
Keywordscanopy cover, disturbance, Isoptera, rain forest, selective logging, soil communities, species richness
AbstractTermites are major decomposers in tropical regions and play an important role in soil processes. This study measured the impact of land-use intensification on the termite assemblage of lowland rain forest in Jambi Province, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Termite composition was assessed in seven land-use types along a disturbance gradient, from primary forest, through different silvicultural systems, to grassland and cultivated land without trees. A range of environmental variables was also measured.
URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2664.2003.00794.x/abstract
DOI10.1046/j.1365-2664.2003.00794.x