Multi-scale pattern analysis of a mound-building termite species

@article{Grohmann2010MultiscalePA,
  title={Multi-scale pattern analysis of a mound-building termite species},
  author={Constanze Grohmann and Jens Oldeland and Dietrich Stoyan and Karl Eduard Linsenmair},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={477-486}
}
Termite mounds are a widespread feature in most African savannas. These structures exhibit high nutrient contents and often host a special vegetation composition. In this study, we analysed mound distribution patterns of a fungus-growing termite species, Macrotermes michaelseni, an important ecosystem engineer in the savannas of Namibia. Inhabited mounds taller than 0.7 m were regularly distributed. We view this pattern as a result of intraspecific competition. The heights of mounds taller than… CONTINUE READING

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