Soil nutrient ecology associated with Acacia sieberana at different tree densities in a South African savanna

  • PC Roos
  • N Allsopp ARC - Range and Forest Institute, c/o Botany Department, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville, 7535 South Africa
Keywords: <i>Acacia sieberana</i>, Ecosystems, Fertile islands, Mycorrhizas, <i>Panicum maximum</i>, Patchiness, Plant growth parameters, Savanna, Soil fertility, Soil mycorrhizal infectivity, Soil nutrients, Soil properties, Tree density, Trees, soil, ecology, pap

Abstract

Reports on a study conducted on three aspects of soil nutrient ecology in an Acacia sieberana savanna. Information was collected about the effects of a savanna tree species on soil fertility, and the influence of savanna trees on mycorrhizal abundance was investigated. Mycorrhizal dependence of the indigenous African species Panicum maximum Jacq. was also tested. Illustrates with tables

Keywords: Acacia sieberana; Ecosystems; Fertile islands; Mycorrhizas; Panicum maximum; Patchiness; Plant growth parameters; Savanna; Soil fertility; Soil mycorrhizal infectivity; Soil nutrients; Soil properties; Tree density; Trees; soil; ecology; paperbark acacia; botany; nutrients; mycorrhiza; kwazulu-natal; south africa; mount alice

African Journal of Range & Forage Science, Vol. 14, Iss 2, p.39–44
Published
2007-07-03
Section
Articles

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