Rainfall and soil properties influence termite mound abundance and height: A case study with Odontotermes obesus (Macrotermitinae) mounds in the Indian Western Ghats forests

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Shanbhag, Rashmi Ramesh; Kabbaj, Meyssoun; Sundararaj, Ramachandran; Jouquet, Pascal;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.11.011
  • Subject: Odontotermes obesus | Soil carbon | Rainfall gradient | Soil clay | [SDV]Life Sciences [q-bio] | Termite mound abundance

Several fungus-growing termite species build mounds, or termitaria, that are conspicuous features of African and Asian landscapes. Studies of the genus Macrotermes in Africa have established that their mounds provide an environment buffered against extremes of temperatu... View more
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