Termites, vertebrate herbivores, and the fruiting success of Acacia drepanolobium.

@article{Brody2010TermitesVH,
  title={Termites, vertebrate herbivores, and the fruiting success of Acacia drepanolobium.},
  author={Alison K. Brody and Todd M. Palmer and Kena Fox-Dobbs and Dan F Doak},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={399-407}
}
In African savannas, vertebrate herbivores are often identified as key determinants of plant growth, survivorship, and reproduction. However, plant reproduction is likely to be the product of responses to a suite of abiotic and biotic factors, including nutrient availability and interactions with antagonists and mutualists. In a relatively simple system, we examined the role of termites (which act as ecosystem engineers--modifying physical habitat and creating islands of high soil fertility… CONTINUE READING
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