Logging means ants, worms and other invertebrates lose rainforest dominance
Logging means ants, worms and other invertebrates lose rainforest dominance,
April 13, 2015,
Imperial College London,
Invertebrates perform essential functions for the smooth running of the ecosystems in tropical forests. For example, creatures such as termites and millipedes help dead leaves decompose and release their nutrients back into the soil, and carnivorous ants and spiders act as predators of herbivorous invertebrates that would otherwise munch through all the foliage.