Termites: Evolution, Sociality, Symbioses, Ecology

  • Takuya Abe
  • David Edward Bignell
  • Masahiko Higashi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Srinivas Kambhampati, Paul Eggleton
    Pages 1-23
  3. Paul Eggleton
    Pages 25-51
  4. Christine A. Nalepa, Claudio Bandi
    Pages 53-75
  5. Barbara L. Thorne, David A. Grimaldi, Kumar Krishna
    Pages 77-93
  6. Charles Noirot, Johanna P. E. C. Darlington
    Pages 121-139
  7. James F. A. Traniello, Reinhard H. Leuthold
    Pages 141-168
  8. Masahiko Higashi, Norio Yamamura, Takuya Abe
    Pages 169-187
  9. David E. Bignell
    Pages 189-208
  10. Alain Brauman, David E. Bignell, Ichiro Tayasu
    Pages 233-259
  11. Claudio Bandi, Luciano Sacchi
    Pages 261-273
  12. Tetsushi Inoue, Osamu Kitade, Tsuyoshi Yoshimura, Ikuo Yamaoka
    Pages 275-288
  13. Corinne Rouland-Lefèvre
    Pages 289-306
  14. Michel Lepage, Johanna P. E. C. Darlington
    Pages 333-361
  15. David E. Bignell, Paul Eggleton
    Pages 363-387
  16. John A. Holt, Michel Lepage
    Pages 389-407
  17. Atsuko Sugimoto, David E. Bignell, Jannette A. MacDonald
    Pages 409-435
  18. Nan-Yao Su, Rudolf H. Scheffrahn
    Pages 437-453
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 455-466

About this book


The book is a new compendium in which leading termite scientists review the advances of the last 30 years in our understanding of phylogeny, fossil records, relationships with cockroaches, social evolution, nesting, behaviour, mutualisms with archaea, protists, bacteria and fungi, nutrition, energy metabolism,population and community ecology, soil conditioning, greenhouse gas production and pest status.


Archaea Greenhouse gas Symbiose bacteria biology community ecology ecology ecosystem ecosystems evolution microbe microbes phylogeny soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Takuya Abe
    • 1
  • David Edward Bignell
    • 2
  • Masahiko Higashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Ecological ResearchKyoto UniversityKamitanakami-Hirano, OtsuJapan
  2. 2.School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary & Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5476-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3223-9
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