Termites as Mediators of the Water Economy of Arid Savanna Ecosystems

@inproceedings{Turner2006TermitesAM,
  title={Termites as Mediators of the Water Economy of Arid Savanna Ecosystems},
  author={J. Scott Turner},
  year={2006}
}
Large termite mounds, constructed by colonies of various species of macrotermitine termites (Isoptera, Termitidae, Macrotermitinae), are dominant features of the arid and semi-arid savannas of southern Africa. These mounds can populate a savanna in very high densities, generally one to four colonies per hectare, containing biomass of termites and symbiotic fungi that exceeds the typical biomass of vertebrate and non-termite arthropod herbivores in these systems. Termites’ construction of nest… CONTINUE READING

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