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Tree-piping termites and growth and survival of host trees in savanna woodland of north Australia

Werner, Patricia; Prior, Lynda D.


Most trees in the eucalypt savannas of Australia have hollow cores, or pipes, caused by termite activity, yet little is known about their effect on tree growth or survival. Five hundred and forty-one trees with known growth and survival histories were cored to determine pipe diameters in wooded savanna of Kakadu National Park, north Australia. Generalized linear modelling and multi-model inference was used to analyse frequency and degree of piping relative to initial tree diameter at breast...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Tropical Ecology
DOI: 10.1017/S0266467407004476


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