Grant S. Joseph, Colleen L. Seymour, Graeme S. Cumming, David H.M. Cumming and Zacheus Mahlangu Termite mounds as islands: woody plant assemblages relative to termitarium size and soil properties Journal of Vegetation Science 24
Large termitaria house plant species different to the surrounding vegetation. We investigated the effect of increasing mound area on soil and plant species composition. Even at small areas (>10 m2), both soils and plant assemblages differed from the matrix. The process of mound-building, and the plants that establish on them, form a positive feedback for establishment of other mound-based species.
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