Chapter 10. Methods for Sampling Termites

  1. Simon R. Leather
  1. David T. Jones,
  2. Robert H. J. Verkerk and
  3. Paul Eggleton

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750513.ch10

Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems

Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems

How to Cite

Jones, D. T., Verkerk, R. H. J. and Eggleton, P. (2005) Methods for Sampling Termites, in Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems (ed S. R. Leather), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750513.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Silwood Park, Ascot, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 7 DEC 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632053889

Online ISBN: 9780470750513



  • methods for sampling termites;
  • sampling;
  • sampling mounds;
  • sampling termites in soil;
  • arboreal habitats


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Methods for sampling termites

  • Introduction

  • The difficulties of sampling termites

  • Sampling methods

  • Two standardized methods for use in tropical forests

  • Methods for sampling subterranean termite pests of buildings