Mound 14

Dome shaped mounds located in Malaysia.

Height: 1.5m, Diameter: 6m

Elliptical in shape.

Species

  • Macrotermes carbonarius

Shape Classes

  • Dome

Location

GPS
2° 58' N, 102° 17' 60" E
Conditions
Lowland Forest
Köppen Class
Af

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:32.1C°

Mean Temperature:26.6C°

Coldest Month:21.1C°

0C°

On average, 2000mm of rain fall here each year, with 706mm (or 35.3%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil includes haplic acrisols, Umbric Acric Stagnosols, Acric Plinthosols, and Plinthic Acrisols. (Adzmi 2010)
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1402436
FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Additional Notes

It was found that the soil types did not have a statistically significant impact on the size, shape, or density of termite mounds in the area.

Sources

Beaudrot, L., Du, Y., Kassim, A. R., Rejmánek, M., and Harrison, R. D. (2011). "Do Epigeal Termite Mounds Increase the Diversity of Plant Habitats in a Tropical Rain Forest in Peninsular Malaysia?" PLoS ONE, 6(5), 1-10.

Adzmi, Y., Suhaimi, W. C., Husni, M. S. A., Ghazali, H. M., Amir, S. K., and Baillie, I. (2010). "HETEROGENEITY OF SOIL MORPHOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY ON THE 50 HA LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH PLOT AT PASOH, PENINSULAR MALAYSIA." Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 22(1), 21-35.

FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Hijmans, R.J., S.E. Cameron, J.L. Parra, P.G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978.

Peel MC, Finlayson BL & McMahon TA (2007), Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 1633-1644.