Rice University graduate student Therese Lamperty with Prince Mokuoapamba, a master’s student at Masuku University of Science and Technology in Franceville, Gabon. Lamperty studied how the presence of megafauna like African forest elephants affected insect populations in preserved and hunted forests in Gabon. The study showed that termite populations in particular suffered when elephants are absent. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Therese Lamperty)

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