Hip holes : kangaroo ( Macropus spp . ) resting sites modify the physical and chemical environment of woodland soils

@inproceedings{Eldridge2002HipH,
  title={Hip holes : kangaroo ( Macropus spp . ) resting sites modify the physical and chemical environment of woodland soils},
  author={David J Eldridge and Diptirani Rath},
  year={2002}
}
Hip holes are shallow, reniform-shaped depressions found next to the trunks of many trees and shrubs in arid and semi-arid Australia. They are constructed by kangaroos ( Macropus spp.), who use them as diurnal resting sites, particularly during hot weather. Physical and chemical properties of soils in hip holes were compared with nonhole microsites adjacent to the trunk (‘trunk’), microsites below the canopy (‘canopy’) and microsites out in the open (‘open’) under two trees ( Eucalyptus… CONTINUE READING

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