Intensification of savannah land-use is predicted to negatively influence soil biodiversity and functioning such as litter decomposition by detritivores. Loss of macrodetritivores, particularly termites, may be problematic in drier savannahs due to the capacity of macrodetritivores to sustain litter decomposition. Here we investigate how human land-use and spatiotemporal rainfall influence the contribution of macrodetritivores to plant litter decomposition.
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|Plant and Soil
|Published - 17 Sept 2020
Bibliographical noteFunding: Open Access funding provided by NTNU Norwegian
University of Science and Technology (incl St. Olavs Hospital -
Trondheim University Hospital).