The little things that run the savanna: how termites create spatial pattern and drive community function in an East African ecosystem

Date and Location
Monday April 22, 2019 12:00pm
MSRB Auditorium


Dan Doak, CU Boulder


Ecological interactions can sometimes create impressive spatial patterning across multiple scales, but we still have few examples of how much this pattern matters for populations or communities. I will discuss a series of projects that address the community-wide effects of termites in driving pattern and function of a particularly flat, apparently homogenous, and seemingly quite boring type of African savanna.