Influence of large termitaria on soil characteristics, soil water regime, and tree leaf shedding pattern in a West African savanna

@article{Konat2004InfluenceOL,
  title={Influence of large termitaria on soil characteristics, soil water regime, and tree leaf shedding pattern in a West African savanna},
  author={Souleymane Konat{\'e} and X. Le Roux and Daniel M Tessier and Michel Lepage},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={206},
  pages={47-60}
}
Termitaria are major sites of functional heterogeneity in tropical ecosystems, through their strong influence on soil characteristics, in particular soil physico-chemical properties and water status. These factors have important consequences on nutrient availability for plants, plant spatial distribution, and vegetation dynamics. However, comprehensive information about the influence of termite-rehandled soil on soil water regime is lacking. In a humid shrubby savanna, we characterized the… CONTINUE READING
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