Termite-induced heterogeneity in African savanna vegetation - JStorShare on:
vegetation patterning in savannas across Africa. Termites induced vegetation heterogeneity directly or indirectly through their nest-building and foraging.
Africa's soil engineers: Termites - The Pringle Lab at Princeton
Feb 5, 2015 ... Africa's soil engineers: Termites. Kenyan plots show that termite mounds promote ecological ..... termite mound's nutrient-rich grasses.
Telling Time with Termite Mounds - Monmouth College Research
ever, average angle decreased as termite mound height increased. Of the 62 mounds studied, ... Although termites are found worldwide, Africa is the richest ...
Thermoregulation and ventilation of termite mounds
Feb 11, 2003 ... built structures are the mounds of African termites of the subfamily ... thermoregulation, ventilation and mound architecture, and that question ...
Thermoregulation and ventillation.pdf
Termite Mound Building.pdf
The following remarks arise mainly from observations made in Eastern Africa on ... It is suggested that a termite mound represents an equilibrium of three.
Termite Mound Building.pdf
Chemistry, mineralogy and microbiology of termite mound soil eaten
Subsamples of termite mound soil used by chimpanzees for geophagy, and topsoil ...... The effect of termite mound-building in East Africa on soil properties have.
Indigenous utilization of termite mounds and their sustainability in a
FertilizerLaosMound volumePaddy fieldTermiteTermite mound ... mounds for fertilizer and have described examples of its use in crop fields in Africa [10–14].
Heuweltjies (earth mounds) in the Clanwilliam district, Cape
Coaton WGH (1958) The Hodotermitid harvester termites of South Africa. ... Cox GW (1984) The distribution and origin of Mima mound grasslands in San Diego ...
The complexity of termite symbiotic relationships with fungi - IRD
Termites grow fungi on a bed of plant material ... Contrary to other termites, the species ... Termite-hills found in Africa often stand like monuments. >>.
The age of large termite mounds—radiocarbon dating of
Jun 21, 2015 ... the mound. The oldest assumed termite-built structures are the. Heuweltjies of South-Africa, estimated to be at least 4000 years based.
Beyond biomimicry: What termites can tell us about realizing the
May 16, 2008 ... Where Pearce drew his inspiration was from the remarkable mound-building termites of southern Africa (Figure 1). These creatures are ...
Beyond Biomimicry MS distribution.pdf
P. D'Odorico and A. Porporato (eds.). Dryland - SUNY-ESF
Termites' construction of nest and mound turns over savanna soils at ... Macrotermes the dominant component of the termite fauna in many African savannas.
Mound-Building Termite (Blattaria: Isoptera) - BioOne
Mound-building termite (Blattaria: Isoptera) mound density and ecological correlates in a southern African savanna reserve. J.A. Kelly1 & M.J. Samways²*.
INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TERMITE MOUNDS, TREES, AND THE
Jul 22, 2009 ... is indigenous to southern Africa, and its distribution area is termed “mopane ... termites living within one mound is supposed to correspond ...
The Sacred Anthill and the Cult of the Primordial Mound - Institute of
Sacred "anthill" (termite mound), photographed beside the. Madras-Kanchipuram ...... Collins, reports that an African species of termite, Macrotermes bellicosus ...
Magnetic Termites - Queensland Museum
Geoff Monteith beside a magnetic termite mound. Image: QM. The 'magnetic' ... plains: our equivalent of the herds of mobile herbivorous mammals of the African.
The mound-building termite Macrotermes michaelseni as an
The mound-building termite 509 turnover of more than 120 kg ha'1 (Darlington 1991). These values are compar- able to ungulate biomass in African savannas ...
Termites, vertebrate herbivores, and the fruiting success of Acacia
reproductive success of A. drepanolobium in East African savannas. Enhanced .... termite mound, independent of herbivores and protec- tion from ants, is the ...
Biogeochemical study of termite mounds: a case study from
Termite moundTummalapalleTrace elementsBiological absorption coefficient .... Physical and chemical study of the soils of the termite mounds in East Africa.
Physicochemical Properties and Heavy Metal Content of Termite
Termite can be a major agricultural pest particularly in Africa where crop losses can be ... effect of termite mound (TM) and non-termite mound (NTM) on soil ...